Typhoid carrier test (Typhidot-C)

Malaysian Health Technology Assessment (MaHTAS)
Record ID 32016000319
Authors' objectives: The objective of this systematic review was to assess the diagnostic accuracy and effectiveness, as well as the safety and cost-effectiveness of typhoid carrier test (previously known as Typhidot-C) in detecting typhoid carriers.
Authors' recommendations: Search strategy yielded only one article on diagnostic accuracy of typhoid carrier detection test (Typhidot-C) in detecting typhoid carriers, which was a diagnostic study, with no evidence retrieved on its safety and costeffectiveness. There was limited retrievable evidence which was of fair level to support the use of typhoid carrier test (Typhidot-C) in the detection of typhoid carrier. However, the evidence showed that Typhidot-C appeared beneficial in the detection of typhoid carriers, following its good diagnostic value (100% sensitivity and specificity), compared to stool culture and PCR positive. This test is potentially beneficial to be used as a feasible typhoid carrier detection tool due to the ease of performing compared to stool culture and PCR, as well as cheaper in price.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2014
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Malaysia
MeSH Terms
  • Humans
  • Carrier State
  • Salmonella typhi
  • Typhoid Fever
Organisation Name: Malaysian Health Technology Assessment
Contact Address: Malaysian Health Technology Assessment Section, Ministry of Health Malaysia, Federal Government Administrative Centre, Level 4, Block E1, Parcel E, 62590 Putrajaya Malaysia Tel: +603 8883 1229
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Contact Email: htamalaysia@moh.gov.my
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