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MDR and XDR TB Urgent Research Priorities

Diagnostics

Need for M. TB identification and drug susceptibility testing

Very short term, better case detection through revised diagnostic algorithms, improved microscopy, and widespread expansion of available facilities and technologies

Rapid mycobacterial culture and DST- MODS.

In the longer term novel technical approaches

antigen detection, molecular detection, diagnostic humoral and cellular immune responses, sensing volatile organic compounds and other biomarkers

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