Tuberculosis (TB): molecular diagnosis
- Public Health England
- Part of:
- Tuberculosis (TB) and other mycobacterial diseases: diagnosis, screening, management and data
- First published:
- 23 July 2014
- Last updated:
- 7 January 2016, see all updates
Guidance for healthcare professionals about using molecular tests to investigate suspected cases of tuberculosis (TB).
Ref: PHE publications gateway number: 2015427 PDF, 1.37MB, 15 pages
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This guidance provides information on molecular tests and their role in the diagnosis of active TB.
Laboratories can diagnose TB in a number of ways. Laboratory tests can either support or confirm clinical symptoms of TB. The current standard is a positive mycobacterial culture from a body fluid or tissue.
Published: 23 July 2014
Updated: 7 January 2016
- Updated guidance attached.
- First published.