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Rapid molecular testing for TB to guide respiratory isolation in the U.S.: A cost-benefit analysis

  • Author(s): Cattamanchi, Adithya
  • Metcalfe, John
  • Millman, AJ
  • Dowdy, DW
  • Miller, CR
  • Brownell, R
  • Metcalfe, JZ
  • Davis, JL
  • et al.

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http://europepmc.org/articles/PMC3835836?pdf=render
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Abstract

Background: Respiratory isolation of inpatients during evaluation for TB is a slow and costly process in low-burden settings. Xpert MTB/RIF (Xpert) is a novel molecular test for tuberculosis (TB) that is faster and more sensitive but substantially more exp

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