This article is part of the network’s archive of useful research information. This article is closed to new comments due to inactivity. We welcome new content which can be done by submitting an article for review or take part in discussions in an open topic or submit a blog post to take your discussions online.
Bwanga et al. address the difficulties of rapid techniques for the detection of drug resistant TB in resource-limited settings.
In this review they compared the sensitivity, specificity and time to results of four direct drug susceptibility testing tests
with the conventional indirect testing for detection of resistance to rifampicin and isoniazid in M. tuberculosis.
The article is available at: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/9/67