Rapid Test For Tuberculosis Developed, Texas A&M University Study

Published: Oct 20, 2016

A rapid, accurate and inexpensive test for tuberculosis has been developed by a researcher based at the Texas A&M University Health Science Center. The test is called TB Read.

Tuberculosis cases are becoming more prevalent, leading the World Health Organization to place tuberculosis back on the list of the top ten killer diseases (a list of the diseases that kill the most people, globally, each year.) There is also an increase in cases in countries like the U.S. in Texas alone, there were 1,334 cases reported in 2015.

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