Pilot Evaluation of Commercial Liquid Culture Method for Isolation of Mycobacteria in Resource-Poor Settings

Sharma, R. K.; Rajput, K. P.; Kothari, N. D.; Nerurkar, V.; Malvankar, S. S.
October 2009
Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology;Oct2009, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p374
Academic Journal
The article focuses on a pilot study that compares mycobacterial recovery rates and detection time of the Bio FM culture indicator tube (MGIT) 960 system and LJ medium in Mumbai, India. The study manifested specimen digestion and decontamination through the sodium hydroxide (NsOH) - N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NALC) method. The study indicates the ability of the MGIT to detect mycobacterial growth much faster than the LJ medium.


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