Efficacy of amplicor kit for TB

Diagnostic efficacy of Amplicor kit for detection of mycobacterium tuberculosis in the patients suspected of TBM



We used to screen the Mycobacterium tuberculosis in CSF samples of suspected TBM patients using Amplicor detection kit. We had collected about 100 patients suspected of TBM through a redundant program under former HOD and had analyzed this using the commercially available Amplicor kit that used the patented PCR-ELISA method. Out of the 100 patients from whom CSF samples that were collected 79% were diagnosed negative for TBM and 8% were positive for the disease, providing vital diagnosis for Neurologists. Out the 100 patients analyzed for TBM 58 were male and 42 were females.


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