WHO Recommends End to Serological Tests for TB, Urges MDx Testing | GenomeWeb

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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The World Health Organization this week called for ending the use of commonly available blood tests for active tuberculosis, saying the results from them are inaccurate and often are targeted at countries "with weak regulatory mechanisms."

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