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Diagnosis of Tuberculosis by GeneXpert MTB/RIF Assay Technology: A Short Review

Journal: International Journal of Advanced Microbiology and Health Research (IJAMHR) (Vol.1, No. 1)

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Page : 20-24

Keywords : Resistance; Rifampicin drug; Genexpert MTB/RIF Assay; Extra Pulmonary Tuberculosis;

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Mycobacterium tuberculosis remains one of the most significant causes of death from an infectious agent. Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex bacteria and resistance to rifampicin drug (RIF). India has the world's largest burden of tuberculosis (TB), accounting for one-fourth (24%) of the global TB incidence. There were many techniques that are used universally, but they are not able to test the resistivity of the drugs. The GeneXpert MTB/RIF assay is a diagnostic and automated technique for rapid diagnosis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The aim of the article is to detect the extra pulmonary Tuberculosis by GeneXpert MTB/RIF Assay with Rifampin Resistance that can be identified in the patients. This article is suggested that Gene Xpert MTB/RIF is a technique which does not require any bacteriological test, it is cheap, fast and specific test that can help us in distinguishing the specific tuberculosis. It requires less manpower but a trained person to perform this test.

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