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Evaluation of the Cobas TaqMan MTB test for detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex.

Journal article
Authors Bodil Jönsson
Elisabeth Lönnermark
Malin Ridell
Published in Infectious diseases (London, England)
Volume 47
Issue 4
Pages 231-6
ISSN 2374-4243
Publication year 2015
Published at Institute of Biomedicine
Pages 231-6
Language en
Links dx.doi.org/10.3109/00365548.2014.98...
Subject categories Medical Biotechnology, Infectious Medicine, Clinical Laboratory Medicine

Abstract

The Cobas TaqMan MTB assay is used for rapid detection of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTC) in clinical samples. It is only validated for respiratory samples, but is often requested by physicians for non-respiratory specimens. The aim of this study was therefore to evaluate the performance of this assay in clinical praxis in a country with low prevalence of tuberculosis (TB).

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