The future of molecular diagnostics for drug-resistant tuberculosis

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The last decade has seen significant advances in tuberculosis diagnostics and drug susceptibility testing (DST). During the same time period the prevalence of drug-resistant tuberculosis has increased and therefore it has become critical to understand DST for medications used to treat multidrug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis. This review describes recent molecular diagnostic advances for DST. Recommendations are provided for clinicians interpreting molecular DST and we describe potential opportunities for the field.

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