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Validation of the GenoType®MTBDRplus assay for diagnosis of multidrug resistant tuberculosis in South Vietnam

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Background: To control multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), the drug susceptibility profile is needed to guide therapy. Classical drug susceptibility testing (DST) may take up to 2 to 4 months. The GenoType® MTBDRplus test is a commercially available line-probe assay that rapidly detects Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) complex, as well as the most common mutations associated with rifampin and isoniazid resistance.

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.1186/1471-2334-10-149

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Tiemersma, EW More by this author
Cobelens, FG More by this author
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Publisher:
BioMed Central Publisher's website
Journal:
BMC Infectious Diseases Journal website
Volume:
10
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Article: 149
Publication date:
2010-06-03
Acceptance date:
2010-06-03
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EISSN:
1471-2334
URN:
uuid:a1cf1671-d31d-410e-b436-b5b25a8aad09
Source identifiers:
167178
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pubs:167178

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