Evaluation of the role of new nucleic acid amplification tests in the routine diagnosis of tuberculosis in developing countries with a high prevalence of HIV infection.

Abstract

The objectives of the project, work undertaken, and summary of major findings are briefly presented, and related publications are listed.
A low-cost 'in-house' polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and a commercial RNA amplification kit were compared to smear, culture and chest x-ray for the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis in Lusaka, Zambia, and the PCR method was also tested in a rural district laboratory.

Citation

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Evaluation of the role of new nucleic acid amplification tests in the routine diagnosis of tuberculosis in developing countries with a high prevalence of HIV infection. (2006) . TB Knowledge Programme, UK.

Evaluation of the role of new nucleic acid amplification tests in the routine diagnosis of tuberculosis in developing countries with a high prevalence of HIV infection.

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