Rollout of Xpert(®) MTB-RIF in Northwest Cambodia for the diagnosis of tuberculosis among PLHA

Objective: To describe the implementation and utilization
of the Xpert® MTB/RIF (Xpert) assay to diagnose tuberculosis
(TB) among people living with the human immunodeficiency
virus/acquired immune-deficiency syndrome
(HIV/AIDS, PLHA) in Cambodia.
Design: Following the rollout of Xpert, an evaluation
was conducted in four provinces of Cambodia from
March to December 2012 to determine the utilization,
performance, and turnaround time (TAT) of Xpert among
PLHA. Data were collected from paper-based patient

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