Sputum Test May not Hold Key to TB Eradication

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28th Oct 2013
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Sputum Test May not Hold Key to TB Eradication

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 study said Monday.

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Download article Feasibility, accuracy, and clinical effect of point-of-care Xpert MTB/RIF testing for tuberculosis in primary-care settings in Africa: a multicentre, randomised, controlled trial The Lancet, 28 October 2013
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