New, quick TB test developed in SA

A point-of-care rapid diagnostic test for TB has been developed by a multinational team of scientists led by researchers at Stellenbosch University in South Africa.

TB diagnosis breakthrough

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi today announced that the revolutionary GeneXpert MTB/RIF machine will be rolled out across the country.

Quick tests = fewer TB deaths

A rapid diagnostic test for multi drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is being rolled out. But what does that really mean for patients, the public and the Department of Health?

Diagnosing TB

The diagnosis of TB is not always easy to make and a lot of research is being done to find tests that are more reliable or quicker than the currently available tests.

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