Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, November 25th, 1996
This may have applications for hospitals with limited isolation capabilities, according to researcher Joseph R. Dalovisio and colleagues ("Comparison of the Amplified Mycobacterium tuberculosis Direct Test, Amplicor MTB PCR, and IS6110-PCR for Detection of M. tuberculosis in Respiratory Specimens," Clinical Infectious Diseases, November 1996;23:1099-1106).
"Although NAAT is less sensitive than culture, the data on the accuracy of these tests suggest...
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