Comparison of Two Molecular Methods for the Rapid Diagnosis of Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis.

  • Causse M
  • Ruiz P
  • Juan Bautista G
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Application of real-time PCR for the diagnosis of M. tuberculosis enables results to be obtained in about two hours. A total of 340 non-respiratory samples were processed using two real-time PCR assay kits: Xpert MTB/RIF® and Cobas TaqMan MTB®. The sensitivity and specificity of the Xpert assay were 95% and 100%, respectively, compared to 78% and 98% for the COBAS assay.

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  • Manuel Causse

  • Pilar Ruiz

  • Gutiérrez-Aroca Juan Bautista

  • Manuel Casal

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