Use of XpertMTB/RIF for Mycobacterium tuberculosis identification

  • Roberto Deg'Innocenti Laboratorio Analisi Chimico Cliniche e Microbiologia, Ospedale S. Stefano, ASL4, Prato, Italy.
  • Tamara Brunelli | t.brunelli@usl4.toscana.it Laboratorio Analisi Chimico Cliniche e Microbiologia, Ospedale S. Stefano, ASL4, Prato, Italy.
  • Lorenzo Pellegrini Laboratorio Analisi Chimico Cliniche e Microbiologia, Ospedale S. Stefano, ASL4, Prato, Italy.
  • Daniele ferri Laboratorio Analisi Chimico Cliniche e Microbiologia, Ospedale S. Stefano, ASL4, Prato, Italy.
  • Elisa Rovinati Laboratorio Analisi Chimico Cliniche e Microbiologia, Ospedale S. Stefano, ASL4, Prato, Italy.
  • Alfredo Ruggeri Laboratorio Analisi Chimico Cliniche e Microbiologia, Ospedale S. Stefano, ASL4, Prato, Italy.
  • Antonella Conti Laboratorio Analisi Chimico Cliniche e Microbiologia, Ospedale S. Stefano, ASL4, Prato, Italy.
  • Patrizia Casprini Laboratorio Analisi Chimico Cliniche e Microbiologia, Ospedale S. Stefano, ASL4, Prato, Italy.

Abstract

In this study we describe the use of Xpert MTB/RIF to give a rapid answer in case of strong clinical suspicion of tuberculosis and/or positive microscopy slide, from sample or culture, for auramine-rhodamine stain.

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2014-12-11
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PCR, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Xpert
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Deg’Innocenti, R., Brunelli, T., Pellegrini, L., ferri, D., Rovinati, E., Ruggeri, A., Conti, A., & Casprini, P. (2014). Use of XpertMTB/RIF for Mycobacterium tuberculosis identification. Microbiologia Medica, 29(2). https://doi.org/10.4081/mm.2014.4706

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