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Evaluation of a IS6110-Taqman real- time PCR assay to detect Mycobacterium tuberculosis in sputum samples of patients with pulmonary TB.
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PMID:  23279625     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
AIM: Evaluate the IS6110-Taqman system performance in sputum samples from patients with pulmonary tuberculosis from health services in northeastern Brazil as a diagnostic laboratory tool for pulmonary tuberculosis. METHODS AND RESULTS: 165 sputum samples from respiratory symptomatic patients were evaluated in the IS6110-TaqMan assay: 66 patients with pulmonary tuberculosis and 99 without TB. When the IS6110-TaqMan assay was evaluated using culture and/or clinical response to the specific treatment as the gold-standard, IS6110-TaqMan assay obtained a sensitivity of 87.9% and specificity of 98%. The performance IS6110-TaqMan assay was also evaluated with the sputum smear microscopy, resulting in a sensitivity of 79.7% and specificity 94.8%. CONCLUSIONS: The IS6110-TaqMan was rapid, sensitive and specific for the diagnosis of pulmonary TB. © 2012The Authors Journal of Applied Microbiology © 2012 The Society for Applied Microbiology.
Laís Ariane de Siqueira Lira; Fabiana Cristina Fulco Santos; Márcia Schneider Zuzarte Carvalho; Rosana de Albuquerque Montenegro; Juliana Figueirêdo da Costa Lima; Haiana Charifker Schindler; Lílian Maria Lapa Montenegro
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-12-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of applied microbiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1365-2672     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Appl. Microbiol.     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
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Created Date:  2013-1-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9706280     Medline TA:  J Appl Microbiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012The Authors Journal of Applied Microbiology © 2012 The Society for Applied Microbiology.
Departament of Imunology, Aggeu Magalhães Research Center, Fiocruz, Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil.
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