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Performance Evaluation of In Vitro Diagnostic Reagents for Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Non-tuberculous Mycobacteria by FDA Approval
Korean Journal of Clinical Laboratory Science
Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacterial infection disease caused by members of the species Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) complex. Approximately one third of the world's population is infected with TB. In Korea, approximately 40,000 new patients are identified each year. Moreover, infections from non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) have also increased. In the diagnosis of TB and NTM, traditional bacterial cultures are required for 3 to 4 weeks. Therefore, rapid and accurate diagnostic tests for TBdoi:10.15324/kjcls.2018.50.1.20 fatcat:lxdmxbvm4zemrl65twtbi7e2su