Workpackage 2: Assessment of test performance characteristics in optimal laboratory settings

Work package 2 is responsible for the evaluation of the analytical capacity of the tests included in the proposal. The objective is, by means of artificial samples and reference strains, to establish/confirm the limit detection of the tests in detecting the presence of M. tuberculosis or its markers and to assess the assays to evaluate clinical utility (sensitivity and specificity) in two European centres, with different TB and MDR-TB incidence (Spain and Moldova), previous to their use in the diagnostic algorithms in Ethiopia and Nigeria.