Cartridges with samples for GeneXpert test system used for rapid TB and rifampicin-resistance diagnostics. Photo credit: Lana Abramova
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Sierra Leone: National TB Programme letter to Danaher to reduce the price of GeneXpert test

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Photo credit: Lana Abramova

The National Leprosy and Tuberculosis Control Programme of Sierra Leone, a country with high burden of TB, sent this open letter to the corporation Danaher, and its subsidiary diagnostics test maker Cepheid, requesting a reduction in the price of the GeneXpert test for extensively drug-resistant TB (Xpert MTB/XDR), so that more people can be properly diagnosed and receive timely treatment.