TB test

26th January 2017

New TB test could help curb disease

A recent landmark trial showed 53% more patients initiated therapy for tuberculosis (TB) after a new DNA-based diagnostic tool was used to screen for the disease […]
15th March 2016

Low-cost urine TB test reduces TB death-rate

Test enables a diagnosis in 20 minutes and earlier anti TB treatment A rapid, and simple to use, low-cost urine sample to test for TB at […]
27th January 2016

Urine test improves detection of TB

Tuberculosis often lies undetected in the very patients it is most likely to kill: HIV positive patients. But a urine test could change that. A new […]
28th October 2013

Faster TB test fails to improve prognosis

PARIS – An on-the-spot sputum test for tuberculosis works better than the commonly-used, 125-year-old microscope method, but did not reduce illness in a southern African trial, a […]
26th October 2009

Researcher puts TB screening to the test

New findings by UCT’s Dr Richard van Zyl-Smit could up-end some widely-held tenets of tuberculosis testing. Based at the Lung Infection and Immunity Unit, Van Zyl-Smit, […]
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