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DFID Research: Tuberculosis: WHO-Endorsed Test Offers Rapid Detection

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A systematic review of Xpert® MTB/RIF confirms the diagnostic accuracy of this TB test, and its ability to replace culture-based sensitivity testing. This provides authoritative underpinning to WHO’s endorsement of Xpert® MTB/RIF. It’s the first Cochrane diagnostic test accuracy (DTA) systematic review on tuberculosis, carried out by a team with an international reputation in TB diagnostic test synthesis.