Assessing The Utility of Genexpert as A Diagnostic Tool in The Detection of Tuberculosis in A Neurological Tertiary Care Setup
Tuberculosis in the CNS(central nervous system) is the most dangerous form of extrapulmonary Tuberculosis and is still a formidable clinical challenge. Rapid diagnosis of Tuberculosis and detection of Rifampicin resistance are essential for early disease management. The Xpert/Rif Assay is an automated nucleic acid amplification test that can identify the Mycobacterium tuberculosis DNA and resistance to Rifampicin. In this experiment we used different pulmonary as well as extrapulmonary samples from patients to assess the utility of genexpert as a diagnostic tool.