WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION ENDORSES TRUENAT TESTS FOR INITIAL DIAGNOSIS OF TUBERCULOSIS AND DETECTION OF RIFAMPICIN RESISTANCE -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine

02.07.2020

Molbio Diagnostics (P) Limited

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION ENDORSES TRUENAT TESTS FOR INITIAL DIAGNOSIS OF TUBERCULOSIS AND DETECTION OF RIFAMPICIN RESISTANCE

  • World Health Organization (WHO) endorses rapid molecular Truenat™ assays as initial tests to identify tuberculosis and detect rifampicin resistance in updated policy guidelines
  • Truenat molecular diagnostic tests for TB are now approved by WHO; these are suited for use at the point-of-care in low-resource primary healthcare settings
  • Data from FIND-coordinated multicentre field evaluations indicate high diagnostic accuracy of Truenat in intended settings of use


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