Podcast: New diagnostic tests for TB

Optimized-Tarun - lab Tarun Sharma explains how the team developed highly sensitive and specific diagnostic tests for pulmonary TB and pleural TB. The diagnostic tests make use of a DNA aptamer that shows high binding affinity to a TB antigen. The sensitivity for pulmonary TB and pleural TB was 94% and 93% respectively. And specificity was 100% for pulmonary TB and 98% for pleural TB.