A pilot study to evaluate urine LAM assay for diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis among non-HIV patients

Akshita Gupta, Ajay Kumar, Asem Ali Ashraf, Haritha Madigubba, Kiran Chawla

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Abstract

There is a great need to improve diagnostic tools for tuberculosis where the majority are without HIV co-infection in resource-poor settings and high-burden areas such as India. The urine LAM assay has not hitherto been studied and may have a role to play. Our study found that, as a stand-alone diagnostic tool, the assay was suboptimal when compared to Xpert MTB/Rif. However, a combination of LAM assay along with sputum microscopy may be useful in settings where molecular testing is unavailable.

Original languageEnglish
JournalTropical Doctor
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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