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New test IDs TB infections in less than 2 hours

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A new, automated nucleic acid–amplification test might take the time to diagnose TB infection, even a drug resistant strain, down to 90 minutes. That’s according to a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine Wednesday. The Xpert MTB/RIF tests for Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) and resistance to rifampin (RIF), a powerful anti-TB drug. Trial […]