Experts on Xpert: A Laboratorian and a Clinician Discuss Interpretation of Xpert MTB/RIF Results

Date: September 26, 2018

Training Format: 
Webinar

Experts on Xpert: A Laboratorian and a Clinician Discuss Interpretation of Xpert MTB RIF Results

90-Minute On-Demand Webinar

Originally aired September 26, 2018

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Webinar Materials: https://www.currytbcenter.ucsf.edu/trainings/experts-xpert-laboratorian-and-clinician-discuss-interpretation-xpert-mtbrif-results/materials   

This 75-minute presentation (followed by a 15-minute Q & A session) discussed the principles of Xpert MTB/RIF testing, highlighting it as an important tool for the rapid diagnosis of TB and how to best utilize the tool. A laboratorian and a clinician reviewed the rules set by the manufacturer, presented cases that addressed pitfalls in interpretation of test results, and offered expert opinion on how to proceed. The training was created for physicians who diagnose and treat patients with TB. The webinar may also be of interest to microbiologists. The webinar content is more advanced, and does not spend time on the basics.

CME and CE credits are not being offered for this recording and there is no participant evaluation.

Faculty:

Pennan Barry, MD, MPH
Chief, Surveillance and Epidemiology
Tuberculosis Control Branch
California Department of Public Health
Richmond, CA

Grace Lin, MS
Research Scientist
Microbial Diseases Laboratory
California Department of Public Health
Richmond, CA

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