Utility of an in-house mycobacteriophage-based assay for rapid detection of rifampin resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis clinical isolates.

@article{Gal2003UtilityOA,
  title={Utility of an in-house mycobacteriophage-based assay for rapid detection of rifampin resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis clinical isolates.},
  author={N{\'u}ria Gal{\'i} and Jose Sotero-Delgado Dominguez and Silvia De Diego Blanco and C Prat and Mar{\'i}a Dolores Quesada and Lurdes Matas and V Ausina},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={41 6},
  pages={2647-9}
}
A rapid in-house mycobacteriophage-based assay to identify multidrug resistance by detecting the rifampin susceptibility of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in a microtiter plate format was evaluated. The sensitivity, specificity, and overall accuracy of the assay were 100%. This test is rapid to perform and suitable for widespread implementation.