[Evaluation of the molecular assays for detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex in extrapulmonary specimens].

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Ünlü N., Can Sarınoğlu R., Duman N., Küçüksu U., Karahasan Yağcı A.

Tuberkuloz ve toraks, vol.69, no.3, pp.314-320, 2021 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 69 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.5578/tt.20219703
  • Title of Journal : Tuberkuloz ve toraks
  • Page Numbers: pp.314-320
  • Keywords: Extrapulmonary tuberculosis, FluoroType MTB, GeneXpert MTB/RIF, GeneXpert MTB/RIF Ultra, XPERT MTB/RIF ASSAY, TERTIARY CARE CENTER, DIAGNOSIS, PERFORMANCE


Introduction: Tuberculosis, one of the most common and deadly infectious diseases, mainly affects the lungs, but can involve all tissues and organs. Diagnosis of extrapulmonary tuberculosis may be more challenging than pulmonary tuberculosis, which may lead to delay in starting treatment. In our study, it was aimed to determine the diagnostic value of FluoroType MTB, GeneXpert MTB/RIF, GeneXpert MTB/RIF Ultra molecular tests in extrapulmonary specimens.