India To Use GeneXpert TB Test To Improve Diagnosis Among Children

Devex: India rolls out new TB diagnosis aimed at catching child cases
“…India will soon roll out a national program aimed at speedily spotting cases of TB and drug resistance in all suspected cases. TB has often gone untreated in children because it has also gone undetected. But if children get the drugs they need, the outcomes are often better than those of adult patients. India’s Universal Drug Sensitivity Test, which begins this September, will exploit a relatively new technology called GeneXpert, a molecular diagnostic test for the early diagnosis of TB…” (Cousins, 9/25).