The background to and the principle, outline and advantages of a novel low cost test using mycobacteriophage D29 for screening Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates for resistance to the major anti-tuberculosis drug rifampicin are briefly described. The key publication reference is included.
BRIEFING NOTES Issue No 000002 November 2001. TB Knowledge Programme, UK. 2 pp.
Drug resistance: a novel low cost rapid test.