Bedewi Omer Z, Mekonnen Y, Worku A, Zewde A, Medhin G, Mohammed T, Pieper R, Ameni G
Evaluation of the GenoType MTBDRplus Assay for Detection of Rifampicin- and Isoniazid-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis Isolates in Central Ethiopia.
International Journal of Mycobacteriology. 2016 Dec 01; 5: 475-481.
Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is growing globally and becoming a major challenge for national TB control programs. Therefore, rapid identification of MDR strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and monitoring their transmission could contribute significantly to the control of TB. The GenoType MTBDRplus assay has been recommended by the World Health Organization to identify rifampicin (RIF)- and isoniazid (INH)-resistant M. tuberculosis isolates. This study was carried out to evaluate the performance of the GenoType MTBDRplus assay for the detection of RIF- and INH-resistant M. tuberculosis isolates in central Ethiopia.