[Diagnostic means for tuberculosis]

Rev Pneumol Clin. 2016 Oct;72(5):320-325. doi: 10.1016/j.pneumo.2016.06.003. Epub 2016 Aug 22.
[Article in French]


Tuberculosis is a public health problem. In recent years, there is a change in the epidemiological profile of tuberculosis. The diagnosis of tuberculosis is based on clinical and radiological arguments but confirmation is bacteriological and/or histological. Culture remains the gold standard. Technological progress especially in molecular biology provides the clinician now new means of tuberculosis diagnostics.

Keywords: Confirmation; Diagnosis; Diagnostic; Tuberculose; Tuberculosis.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Bacteriological Techniques / methods
  • Bacteriological Techniques / standards
  • Humans
  • Molecular Diagnostic Techniques / methods
  • Radiography, Thoracic
  • Reference Standards
  • Tuberculosis / diagnosis*
  • Tuberculosis / diagnostic imaging
  • Tuberculosis / epidemiology
  • Tuberculosis / microbiology