Urine test improves detection of TB

27 January 2016 - 02:42 By Katharine Child

Tuberculosis often lies undetected in the very patients it is most likely to kill: HIV positive patients. But a urine test could change that. A new study done by the University of Cape Town's Head of Pulmonology Division in the Department of Medicine, Professor Keertan Dheda, has showed that a specific type of urine test improved detection of TB in HIV positive patients and resulted in more being treated.

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