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Rapid Diagnostic Tests Decrease Waiting Time for Drug-Resistant TB Patients, University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Study


9/9/2013 6:40:22 AM

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Results of a new study suggest that three new diagnostic tests could each be used to successfully diagnose drug resistance in tuberculosis (TB) patients in a quarter of the time taken by the current method. The research, presented today (8 September 2013) at the European Respiratory Society's Annual Congress in Barcelona, has provided evidence that each test could be used as an effective alternative to standard testing, increasing the possibilities open to clinicians.

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