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Identification of individuals with tuberculosis for antibiotic treatment is a major component of the of WHO's End TB Strategy. Diagnostic tests for tuberculosis rely on detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in sputum expectorated by a person with productive cough. The search for new sputum-independent diagnostic tests is gaining momentum, as exemplified by advances in urine-based point-of-care lipoarabinomannan lateral flow assays for use in hospitalised patients with HIV.

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The Lancet

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antibiotic treatment, Tuberculosis, cough , sputum-independent diagnostic test