Reviews on Serological Tests for TB

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Reviews on Serological Tests for TB

Steingart KR et al. Commercial Serological Tests for the Diagnosis of Active Pulmonary and Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis: An Updated Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. PLoS Med 2011; 8(8): e1001062. [Link]

Steingart KR, Dendukuri N, Henry M, Schiller I, Nahid P, Hopewell PC, Ramsay A, Pai M, Laal S. Performance of purified antigens for serodiagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis: a meta-analysis. Clin Vaccine Immunol 2009 Feb;16(2):260-76. [Link]

Steingart KR, Henry M, Laal S, Hopewell PC, Ramsay A, et al. (2007) Commercial serological antibody detection tests for the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis: a systematic review. PLoS Medicine 4: e202.[Link]

Steingart KR, Henry M, Laal S, Hopewell PC, Ramsay A, et al. (2007) A systematic review of commercial serological antibody detection tests for the diagnosis of extra-pulmonary tuberculosis. Thorax 62: 911-918. [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]

Related articles on TB Serology:

Dowdy D, Steingart K, Pai M. (2011) Serological Testing Versus Other Strategies for Diagnosis of Active Tuberculosis in India: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis. PLoS Med 8(8): e1001074. [Link]

Grenier J et al. Widespread use of serological tests for tuberculosis; data from 22 high-burden countries. ERJ 2012; 39(2): 502-505. [Link]

Jarosławski S., Pai M. (2012) Why are inaccurate tuberculosis serological tests widely used in the Indian private healthcare sector? A root-cause analysis, J Epidemiol Global Health. doi:10.1016/j.jegh.2011.12.001. [Link]


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