I am from Myanmar-one of 30 highest TB-burden countries in the world. Recently, I am intending to do a research with Stool Xpert MTB/ RIF test in children with presumptive pulmonary tuberculosis. I know there are many papers concerned with this, and have read some of them.
But I would like to request anyone who experienced Stool Xpert MTB/ RIF test to share the testing experiences and results. Then, I want to know whether it is really effective for confirmation of child TB or not. Moreover, I think positivity and sensitivity rate might not be very high.
Thank you again.
Hoping for your experience sharing!
Aung Phyo Khaing
Senior TB Laboratory Supervisor
WHO seconded staff to National TB Programme, Myanmar