TRiAD STUDY 10C MTB/XDR GENE XPERT INSTALLATION AT PLASVIREC PLATEAU & NIMR, LAGOS STATE

Gene Xpert MTB/XDR machine is a system which assay is a nucleic acid amplification (NAA) base test that simultaneously detect DNA of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC) and resistant to isoniazid (INH), fluoroquinolones (FLQ) Ethionamide (ETH), and second-line injectable drugs (SLID) in unprocessed sputum samples and concentrated sputum sediments in 90 minutes.

The Xpert MTB/XDR Assay is intended for use as a reflex test for a specimen that is determined to be MTB positive, which aid in the diagnosis of XDR tuberculosis (TB) when used in conjunction with clinical and other laboratory findings.

The 10C MTB/XDR Xpert installation was done to get site ready and to build the capacity of the staff on the use of the 10C MTB/XDR Xpert testing by reducing MTB patient’s time to treatment which is one of the key activities in TRiAD Study.

 



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