Millions of cases of tuberculosis go undiagnosed each year as a result of limited access to diagnostic services and poor performance of current tests. This review, written by Ruth McNerney and Peter Daley, provides an overview of the state of research into point-of-care diagnostics for active tuberculosis and highlights the barriers to the development of these tests.
It is available through the following link: http://www.nature.com/nrmicro/journal/v9/n3/full/nrmicro2521.html
Ruth McNerney, the author of this review, is also a member of Global Health Diagnostics and monoitors the discussion in Tuberculosis. If you have any questions on this article, or on TB diagnostics, please ask Ruth here: http://globalhealthdiagnostics.tghn.org/community/groups/group/tuberculosis/