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Detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis by easyNAT diagnostic kit in sputum samples from Tanzania

Mhimbira, Francis A. and Bholla, Maira and Sasamalo, Mohamed and Mukurasi, William and Hella, Jerry J. and Jugheli, Levan and Reither, Klaus. (2015) Detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis by easyNAT diagnostic kit in sputum samples from Tanzania. Journal of clinical microbiology, Vol. 53, H. 4. pp. 1342-1344.

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Abstract

The EasyNAT assay was evaluated for the detection of tuberculosis in sputum smears from presumptive pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) patients in an African high-TB and high-HIV setting. The sensitivity of the EasyNAT assay was 66.7%, and the specificity and positive predictive value were 100% for the culture-positive patients. The sensitivity was only 10% in the smear-negative and culture-positive patients.
Faculties and Departments:09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH)
09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) > Medicine > Clinical Research (Reither)
UniBasel Contributors:Reither, Klaus
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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Publisher:American Society for Microbiology
ISSN:1098-660X
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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Deposited On:03 Jul 2015 08:53

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