Deep amplicon sequencing for culture-free prediction of susceptibility or resistance to 13 anti-tuberculous drugs.

Last updated on 7-7-2021 by Daisy Tysmans

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Conventional molecular tests for detecting complex (MTBC) drug resistance on clinical samples cover a limited set of mutations. Whole genome sequencing (WGS) typically requires culture. Here, we evaluated the Deeplex Myc-TB targeted deep sequencing assay for prediction of resistance to 13 anti-tuberculous drugs/drug classes, directly applicable on sputum. With MTBC DNA tests, the limit of detection was 100-1000 genome copies for fixed resistance mutations. Deeplex Myc-TB captured in silico 97.1-99.3% of resistance phenotypes correctly predicted by WGS from 3651 MTBC genomes. On 429 isolates…

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