Do Xpert MTB/RIF Cycle Threshold Values Provide Information about Patient Delays for Tuberculosis Diagnosis?

Authored by: Ssengooba W, Respeito D, Mambuque E, Blanco S, Bulo H, Mandomando I, de Jong BC, Cobelens FG, García-Basteiro AL.
In: PLoS One 2016;11:e0162833.

In this study done in Mozambique we analyzed whether information about sputum bacterial burden provided by the GeneXpert diagnostic test is associated with diagnostic delays among tuberculosis patients, and could thereby be used to monitor such delays as an indicator of the quality of TB control efforts. We found no such association. Read more