Effect of sputum quality and role of Xpert® MTB/RIF assay for detection of smear-negative pulmonary tuberculosis in same-day diagnosis strategy

Expiry Date
: 27/06/2029
CPD Units
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The study evaluates Xpert® MTB/RIF for smear-negative pulmonary TB (SNPT) and rifampicin resistance (RR) detection in same-day diagnosis, highlighting sputum quality's impact on test accuracy.

Keywords: smear-negative pulmonary tuberculosis; Xpert® MTB/RIF test; sputum quality; tuberculosis culture; diagnostic performance.

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Educational Objectives

Educational Aim:
This study aimed to determine the performance of the Xpert® MTB/RIF test for detection of SNPT and RR in the same-day diagnosis strategy and the effect of sputum quality and other factors on its performance.

Educational Outcomes:
Upon completion of this module practitioners should have a clear understanding of:

  1. Xpert® MTB/RIF test performance for detecting SNPT and RR in same-day diagnosis.

  2. Awareness of factors, like sputum quality, impacting test accuracy.

  3. Insight into implications for TB diagnosis and management, emphasizing proper sample collection.

Instructions for this Module

  • Read the supplied reading material and complete the quiz that follows;
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  • The pass grade is 70%;
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