Reviews on Rapid Tests for MDR-TB

Theron G, Peter J, Richardson M, Barnard M, Donegan S, Warren R, Steingart KR, Dheda K. The diagnostic accuracy of the GenoType® MTBDRsl assay for the detection of resistance to second-line anti-tuberculosis drugs. Cochrane library. [Link]

Wikman-Jorgensen P,  Llenas-Garcia J,  Hobbins M, Ehmer J, Abellana R, Goncalves AQ, Pérez-Porcuna TM,  Ascaso C. Microscopic observation drug susceptibility assay for the diagnosis of TB and MDR-TB in HIV-infected patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis.  Eur Respir J. 2014 Sept. [Link]

Coban AY, Deveci A, Sunter AT,  Martin A.  Nitrate Reductase Assay for Rapid Detection of Isoniazid, Rifampin, Ethambutol, and Streptomycin Resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Journal of clinical microbiology. 2014; 52 (1), 15-19. [link]

Arentz M, Sorensen B, Horne DJ, Walson JL. Systematic review of the performance of rapid rifampicin resistance testing for drug-resistant tuberculosis. PLoS One. 2013 Oct 3;8(10) [Link]

Feng Y, Liu S, Wang Q, Wang L, Tang S, Wang J, Lu W. Rapid Diagnosis of Drug Resistance to Fluoroquinolones,Amikacin, Capreomycin, Kanamycin and Ethambutol Using Genotype MTBDRsl Assay: A Meta-Analysis. PLoS One. 2013;8(2):e55292. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0055292. Epub 2013 Feb 1. [Link]

Guo Q, Zheng RJ, Zhu CT, Z ou LL, Xiu JF, Li J, Hu ZY. Pyrosequencing for the rapid detection of rifampicin resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis: a meta-analysis [Review article], Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2013 Mar 25. [Link]

Morgan M, Kalantri S, Flores L, Pai M (2005) A commercial line probe assay for the rapid detection of rifampicin resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Infect Dis 5: 62. [Link]

Ling DI, Zwerling AA, Pai M. GenoType MTBDR assays for the diagnosis of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis: a meta-analysis. Eur Respir J. 2008 Nov;32(5):1165-74. [Link]

Martin A, Panaiotov S, Portaels F, Hoffner S, Palomino JC, et al. The nitrate reductase assay for the rapid detection of isoniazid and rifampicin resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2008 Jul;62(1):56-64. [Link]

Martin A, Portaels F, Palomino JC (2007) Colorimetric redox-indicator methods for the rapid detection of multidrug resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Antimicrob Chemother 59: 175-183. [Link]

Bwanga F, Hoffner S, Haile M, Joloba ML. Direct susceptibility testing for multi drug resistant tuberculosis: a meta-analysis. BMC Infect Dis. 2009 May 20;9:67. [Link]

Kwok CC, Wing WY, Chan R CY. Rapid assays for fluoroquinolone resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2010 June 11. [Link]

Minion J, Leung E, Menzies D, Pai M. Microscopic-observation drug susceptibility and thin layer agar assays for the detection of drug resistant tuberculosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet Infect Dis. 2010 September 1. [Link]

Leung E, Minion J, Benedetti A, Pai M, Menzies D. Microcolony culture techniques for tuberculosis diagnosis:a systematic review. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2011 October 6. [Link]

DJ Horne, LM Pinto, M Arentz, SY Lin, E Desmond, LL Flores, KR Steingart, and J Minion. (2012) Diagnostic accuracy and reproducibility of WHO-endorsed phenotypic drug susceptibility testing methods for first-line and second-line anti-tuberculosis drugs: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Clin Microbiol. 2012. [Link]