Daily Archives: January 27, 2016

Survey shows Xpert TB diagnosis costly, out of reach in countries where private care predominates

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Patients in the highest tuberculosis-burden countries who primarily rely on the private sector for their healthcare needs do not have access to the GeneXpert MTB/RIF diagnostic test for drug-resistant tuberculosis, according to a new study published in The Lancet. And if they do have access, the people who most need the test can’t afford it. Researchers […]