Rapid detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex and determination of drug resistance are essential for early diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis (TB). Xpert MTB/RIF Ultra (Xpert Ultra), a molecular test that can simultaneously identify M. tuberculosis complex and resistance to rifampicin directly on clinical samples, is currently used. Xpert Ultra represents a helpful tool for rapid pulmonary TB diagnosis, especially in patients with paucibacillary infection. The aim of this review is to provide an overview of the diagnostic performance of Xpert Ultra in detection of extra-pulmonary tuberculosis.

Rapid Molecular Diagnosis of Extra-Pulmonary Tuberculosis by Xpert/RIF Ultra

Rindi L.
2022-01-01

Abstract

Rapid detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex and determination of drug resistance are essential for early diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis (TB). Xpert MTB/RIF Ultra (Xpert Ultra), a molecular test that can simultaneously identify M. tuberculosis complex and resistance to rifampicin directly on clinical samples, is currently used. Xpert Ultra represents a helpful tool for rapid pulmonary TB diagnosis, especially in patients with paucibacillary infection. The aim of this review is to provide an overview of the diagnostic performance of Xpert Ultra in detection of extra-pulmonary tuberculosis.
2022
Rindi, L.
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