Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, April 3rd, 2001
If further studies of smear-negative, culture-positive samples verify its accuracy, the Gen-Probe Amplified Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Direct Test (MTD) may offer a significant advance in rapid detection of extrapulmonary TB.
G.L. Woods and colleagues at the University of Texas evaluated MTD accuracy using 178 non-respiratory specimens. Of the 25 that were MTD-positive, 20 were M. tuberculosis-positive and the remaining five were considered...
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