alexa Xpert MTB RIF assay for diagnosis of pleural tuberculosis.


Emergency Medicine: Open Access

Author(s): Friedrich SO, von GrooteBidlingmaier F, Diacon AH

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Abstract We prospectively investigated the diagnostic utility of the Xpert MTB/RIF (Mycobacterium tuberculosis/rifampin [RIF] resistance) assay in 20 cases with confirmed tuberculous pleural effusion. The sensitivity and specificity of the Xpert assay in pleural fluid were 25\% and 100\%, respectively. All cases positive by the Xpert assay were also positive by pleural fluid culture.
This article was published in J Clin Microbiol and referenced in Emergency Medicine: Open Access

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