NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A Mycobacterium tuberculosis assay launched by Cepheid last week is likely to increase the number of pediatric, extrapulmonary, and HIV co-infected TB cases detected. The new test, which runs on Cepheid's GeneXpert platform, has increased sensitivity compared to the firm's original MTB/RIF test, leading the World Health Organization to draft new guidelines for its use.

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