Reviews on Nucleic Acid Amplification Tests (NAAT)

Sarmiento OL, Weigle KA, Alexander J, Weber DJ, Miller WC (2003) Assessment by meta-analysis of PCR for diagnosis of smear-negative pulmonary tuberculosis. J Clin Microbiol 41: 3233-3240. [Link]

Pai M, Flores LL, Pai N, Hubbard A, Riley LW, et al. (2003) Diagnostic accuracy of nucleic acid amplification tests for tuberculous meningitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet Infect Dis 3: 633-643.[Link]

Pai M, Flores LL, Hubbard A, Riley LW, Colford JM, Jr. (2004) Nucleic acid amplification tests in the diagnosis of tuberculous pleuritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Infect Dis 4: 6. [Link]

Daley P, Thomas S, Pai M (2007) Nucleic acid amplification tests for the diagnosis of tuberculous lymphadenitis: a systematic review. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 11: 1166-1176. Link to abstract: [Link]

Flores LL, Pai M, Colford JM, Jr., Riley LW (2005) In-house nucleic acid amplification tests for the detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in sputum specimens: meta-analysis and meta-regression. BMC Microbiol 5: 55. [Link]

Greco S, Girardi E, Navarra S, Saltini C (2006) The current evidence on diagnostic accuracy of commercial based nucleic acid amplification tests for the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis. Thorax 61: 783-790.[Link]

Dinnes J, Deeks J, Kunst H, Gibson A, Cummins E, et al. (2007) A systematic review of rapid diagnostic tests for the detection of tuberculosis infection. Health Technol Assess 11: 1-196. [Link]

Ling DI, Flores LL, Riley LW, Pai M (2008) Commercial Nucleic-Acid Amplification Tests for Diagnosis of Pulmonary Tuberculosis in Respiratory Specimens: Meta-Analysis and Meta-Regression. PLoS ONE 3: e1536. [Link]

Greco S, Rulli M, Girardi E, Piersimoni C, Saltini C. Diagnostic accuracy of in-house PCR for pulmonary tuberculosis in smear-positive patients: meta-analysis and metaregression. J Clin Microbiol 2009; 47(3):569-76. [Link]

Sohn H, Pai M, Dendukuri N, Kloda LA, Boehme CC, Steingart KR. (2012) Xpert MTB/RIF test for detection of pulmonary tuberculosis and rifampicin resistance (Protocol). The Cochrane Collaboration. [Link]

Chang K, Lu WP, Wang JJ, Zhang KJ, Jia SR, Li FK, Deng SL, Chen M. (2012) Rapid and effective diagnosis of tuberculosis and rifampicin resistance with Xpert MTB/RIF assay: A meta-analysis. Journal of Infection, 2 March 2012. [Link]