MTB stands for Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium that causes tuberculosis (TB). It is transmitted through the air and primarily affects the lungs. TB is a significant global health issue, requiring effective diagnosis and treatment for control.
GeneXpert TB is a valuable tool for the rapid and accurate diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB). With its high sensitivity and specificity, it enables prompt treatment initiation, reducing disease transmission and minimizing drug resistance development. GeneXpert TB's user-friendly design and suitability for decentralized settings enhance access to testing.