E-MTDEnhanced Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Direct Test
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This option is available in the Amplicor test, but if the E-MTD test is used, a specimen to which M.
4] Nonstandard abbreviations: TB, tuberculosis; AFB, acid-fast bacilli; NAA, nucleic acid amplification; FDA, Food and Drug Administration; E-MTD, Enhanced Mycobacterium tuberculosis Direct Test; Amplicor, Amplicor Mycobacterium tuberculosis Test; RIF, rifampin; INH, isoniazid; and LiPA, Line Probe assay.
5 h specimen decontamination Instrumentation needed Thermocycler, photometer FDA-approved use AFB smear-positive respiratory specimens Test E-MTD Manufacturer Gen-Probe Amplification technique TMA (a) Target rRNA Analytical sensitivity NA Clinical sensitivity 90.