Drug susceptibility testing – the MGIT system

The MGIT system is another way to test for the resistance of TB bacteria to certain TB drugs. Unlike the Genotype MTBDRplus and the INNO-LiPA tests, it uses another way to examine TB bacteria for resistance to drugs.

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Genotype MTBDRplus assay and INNO-LiPA Rif.TB assay

The Genotype MTBDRplus and INNO-LiPA Rif.TB assays are tests that can detect if a TB bacterium is resistant to two of the most common TB drugs, rifampicin and isoniazid.

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Gene Xpert

The Gene Xpert is a new test for tuberculosis. It can find out if a person is infected with TB, and also if the TB bacterium of the person has resistance to one of the common TB drugs, rifampicin.

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