Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, July 14th, 2009
"This study investigated whether the performance of a modified prototype was able to increase the detection of smear-negative, culture-positive sputum samples as compared to the first generation FASTPlaqueTB test. Modifications to the FASTPlaqueTB did result in increased detection of smear-negative samples, but this was associated with a decrease in the specificity of the test," wrote A.P. Trollip and colleagues.
The researchers concluded: "Before the FASTPlaqueTB can be considered as...
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