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Comparison of laboratory costs of rapid molecular tests and conventional diagnostics for detection of tuberculosis and drug-resistant tuberculosis in South Africa

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Infectious Diseases, July 2013
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Title
Comparison of laboratory costs of rapid molecular tests and conventional diagnostics for detection of tuberculosis and drug-resistant tuberculosis in South Africa
Published in
BMC Infectious Diseases, July 2013
DOI 10.1186/1471-2334-13-352
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Authors

Maunank Shah, Violet Chihota, Gerrit Coetzee, Gavin Churchyard, Susan E Dorman

Abstract

The World Health Organization has endorsed the use of molecular methods for the detection of TB and drug-resistant TB as a rapid alternative to culture-based systems. In South Africa, the Xpert MTB/Rif assay and the GenoType MTBDRplus have been implemented into reference laboratories for diagnosis of TB and drug-resistance, but their costs have not been fully elucidated.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
South Africa 3 3%
Australia 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Unknown 100 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 24 23%
Student > Master 24 23%
Researcher 20 19%
Unspecified 10 10%
Student > Bachelor 7 7%
Other 20 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 39 37%
Unspecified 15 14%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 14 13%
Immunology and Microbiology 9 9%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 8 8%
Other 20 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 27 October 2014.
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#2,987,186
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#23
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