Poland's Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases joins calls for affordable tests

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Poland's Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases joins calls for affordable tests

In a letter to Danaher and Cepheid, Poland’s Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases demand a reduction in the price for the GeneXpert test cartridges to support scale-up of TB testing. 

Poland has been facing an increase in drug-resistant TB burden due to an influx of people fleeing Ukraine. Affordable tests for extensively drug-resistant TB (XDR-TB) – the deadliest form of TB – can allow for more people to be properly diagnosed and receive timely treatment.