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AmpathChat #40 - The Utility Of Urinary Lipoarabinomannan Antigen (LAM) In HIV Infected Patients With Suspected TB

Infectious Diseases

Feb 28, 2017 | Infectious Diseases

Dr Pieter Ekermans & Dr Xoliswa Poswa

The urine lipoarabinomannan test (U-lam) has been marketed as an adjunct diagnostic modality in HIV-infected patients with severe immunosuppression. The test detects a cell wall component of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacterium that is excreted in urine. The lateral flow test format of the test (Determine TM TB-LAM Ag test) is rapid and can be performed directly on urine.

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