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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