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01/19/2011

Quicker tuberculosis test

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    It would be great to have a quicker test for tuberculosis. The standard diagnostic test for TB cannot detect forms that are resistant to drugs, and cell culture tests can take several weeks. With a new test the results are supposed to be ready in a couple of hours and determine if the patient has TB and whether or not it is drug resistant.
    Early detection of TB can drastically cut down on transference of the disease.
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