TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Sharma, R. K.; Rajput, K. P.; Kothari, N. D.; Nerurkar, V.; Malvankar, S. S.
PUB. DATE
October 2009
SOURCE
Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology;Oct2009, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p374
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
44320265

 

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