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Friday, December 23, 2016 Written by Dr. Michael Bates

The Economic & Clinical Impact of Rapid TB Testing

Real-World Workshop Series Webinar - April 2012

Presenter: Dr. Michael Bates

Listen to Professor Wendy Stevens share her experience with the large scale implementation of Cepheid's Xpert® MTB/RIF test in South Africa's National Health Laboratory Service. The presentation highlights the following:

  • Recent implementation of Xpert® MTB/RIF in South Africa and lessons learned.
  • Adaptation of Clinical pathways / algorithms to guide integration of Xpert® MTB/RIF into TB Programs.
  • Cost-benefit analysis of Xpert® MTB/RIF one year after implementation
  • Review of actual testing costs including reagents, transport, personnel, training, waste disposal, etc.
  • Review of economic benefits derived from reduced time to result, ease of use, and quality of results compared to former testing methodologies used


*Xpert MTB/RIF is CE-IVD marked and not available for sale in the USA.