'SILVAMP TB LAM' rapid urine tuberculosis test predicts mortality in hospitalized HIV patients in South Africa

Bianca Sossen, Tobias Broger, Andrew D Kerkhoff, Charlotte Schutz, Andre Trollip, Emmanuel Moreau, Samuel G Schumacher, Rosie Burton, Amy Ward, Robert J Wilkinson, David A Barr, Mark P Nicol, Claudia M Denkinger, Graeme Meintjes

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Abstract

Reducing diagnostic delay is key towards decreasing tuberculosis-associated deaths in people living with HIV. In tuberculosis patients with retrospective urine testing, the point-of-care Fujifilm SILVAMP TB LAM (FujiLAM) could have rapidly diagnosed tuberculosis in up to 89% who died. In FujiLAM negative patients, the probability of 12-week survival was 86-97%.

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