by M. Chipinduro, K. Mateveke, B. Makamure et al.
The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, Vol. 21, Nr. 2, 1 February 2017, pp. 161-166
7 pp. 123 kB
The objective of the study was to evaluate the diagnostic performance of Xpert® MTB/RIF on stool samples from children with clinical suspicion of pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) at primary care clinics. The authors conclude that Stool Xpert is a potential alternative screening test for children with suspected TB if sputum is unavailable. Strategies to optimise the diagnostic yield of stool Xpert assay need further study.