Evaluation of Xpert MTB/RIF for Detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Cerebrospinal Fluid

F. Pink*, T. J. Brown, K. Kranzer, Francis Drobniewski

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    Abstract

    Studies investigating Xpert MTB/RIF diagnostic performance on cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) samples are lacking in resource-rich settings. Xpert MTB/RIF results for 740 CSF samples from 698 patients across England were retrospectively compared with the results of culture of the same and contemporary samples. The overall sensitivity was calculated at 55%.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)809-811
    Number of pages3
    JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
    Volume54
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2016

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