By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The World Health Organization today endorsed Cepheid's Xpert MTB/RIF test for rapid testing of tuberculosis, calling it "a major milestone for global TB diagnosis and care."

WHO is now calling for the fully-automated nucleic acid amplification test to be rolled out under defined conditions as part of national plans for TB and multi-drug resistant TB care and control.

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