Roche Launches Cobas MTB-RIF/INH Test for the Detection of Antimicrobial Resistance in Tuberculosis


  • The Cobas MTB-RIF/INH test is a part of mycobacteria test menu which includes Cobas MTB and MAI tests for use on the Cobas 6800/8800 Systems, providing clinicians to speed up the treatment & reduces the spreading of an infection
  • The cobas MTB test allows the detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC) DNA, cobas MAI test allows direct detection and differentiation of M.avium and M. intracellulare DNA in symptomatic patients from their raw sputum, sputum sediment and bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) sediment samples
  • The cobas MTB-RIF/INH test is used for the detection of mutation associated with resistance to antibiotics rifampicin and isoniazid in tuberculosis

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