Diagnostics for tuberculosis: Time to usher in a new era

Rodrigues, C.
January 2011
Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology;Jan2011, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p2
Academic Journal
The article reflects on the significance of timely and accurate diagnostics in treating and controlling diseases. He mentions the negative effect of being not able to provide a diagnosis quickly. He notes that the lack of accessible diagnostic tools is a barrier in TB control worldwide. He suggests for a new point-of-care diagnostic test for TB that would meet minimal specifications the will satisfy the most urgent medical needs in resource constrained settings.


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