Towards a point-of-care test for active tuberculosis: obstacles and opportunities.


McNerney, R; Daley, P; (2011) Towards a point-of-care test for active tuberculosis: obstacles and opportunities. Nature reviews Microbiology, 9 (3). pp. 204-13. ISSN 1740-1526 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/nrmicro2521

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Abstract

Limited access to diagnostic services and the poor performance of current tests result in a failure to detect millions of tuberculosis cases each year. An accurate test that could be used at the point of care to allow faster initiation of treatment would decrease death rates and could reduce disease transmission. Previous attempts to develop such a test have failed, and success will require the marriage of biomarkers that are highly predictive for the disease with innovative technology that is reliable and affordable. Here, we review the status of research into point-of-care tests for active tuberculosis and discuss barriers to the development of such diagnostic tests.

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases > Dept of Clinical Research
Research Centre: TB Centre
PubMed ID: 21326275
Web of Science ID: 287395700013
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/1347

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