Call to Ban ‘Unreliable’ TB Blood Tests

WHO warns that millions of blood tests conducted every year to diagnose tuberculosis are unreliable and putting patients' lives in danger

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that millions of blood tests conducted every year to diagnose tuberculosis are unreliable and putting patients' lives in danger.
 
Director of the WHO Stop TB Department, Mario Raviglione, points out that, "Based on the evidence, (these) tests lead to misdiagnosis and mistreatment of patients. They are a waste of time and resources."
 
According to WHO, an estimated two million such diagnostics, which look for antibodies or antigens in the blood, are used every year, and up to half of them could give false results.
 
To read the article titled, “WHO calls for ban on 'unreliable' TB blood tests,” click here.

Source: 
Times Live

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