Thin layer agar compared to BACTEC MGIT 960 for early detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/117565
Title:
Thin layer agar compared to BACTEC MGIT 960 for early detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Authors:
Martin, Anandi; Fissette, Krista; Varaine, Francis; Portaels, Françoise; Palomino, Juan Carlos
Journal:
Journal of Microbiological Methods
Abstract:
We compared the sensitivity and time to detection of growth of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in the thin layer agar (TLA) compared to BACTEC MGIT960. The average time for growth of M. tuberculosis in TLA and BACTEC MGIT960 was 10.6 and 9.6 days, respectively. The sensitivity of detection of M. tuberculosis was 97.3% on TLA and 97% on BACTEC MGIT960 for smear positive samples. TLA showed comparable results to BACTEC MGIT960 and could be an alternative method for low-income countries.
Affiliation:
Institute of Tropical Medicine, Mycobacteriology Unit, Antwerp, Belgium; Médecins Sans Frontières, Paris, France
Issue Date:
5-Jul-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/117565
DOI:
10.1016/j.mimet.2009.05.001
PubMed ID:
19427881
Additional Links:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/01677012.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1872-8359
Appears in Collections:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMartin, Anandien
dc.contributor.authorFissette, Kristaen
dc.contributor.authorVaraine, Francisen
dc.contributor.authorPortaels, Françoiseen
dc.contributor.authorPalomino, Juan Carlosen
dc.date.accessioned2010-12-10T01:18:57Z-
dc.date.available2010-12-10T01:18:57Z-
dc.date.issued2009-07-05-
dc.identifier.citationJ. Microbiol. Methods 2009;78(1):107-8en
dc.identifier.issn1872-8359-
dc.identifier.pmid19427881-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.mimet.2009.05.001-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/117565-
dc.description.abstractWe compared the sensitivity and time to detection of growth of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in the thin layer agar (TLA) compared to BACTEC MGIT960. The average time for growth of M. tuberculosis in TLA and BACTEC MGIT960 was 10.6 and 9.6 days, respectively. The sensitivity of detection of M. tuberculosis was 97.3% on TLA and 97% on BACTEC MGIT960 for smear positive samples. TLA showed comparable results to BACTEC MGIT960 and could be an alternative method for low-income countries.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/01677012.en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of Microbiological Methods and Elsevieren
dc.subject.meshAgaren
dc.subject.meshBacteriological Techniquesen
dc.subject.meshCulture Techniquesen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshMycobacterium tuberculosisen
dc.subject.meshTuberculosis, Pulmonaryen
dc.titleThin layer agar compared to BACTEC MGIT 960 for early detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosisen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentInstitute of Tropical Medicine, Mycobacteriology Unit, Antwerp, Belgium; Médecins Sans Frontières, Paris, Franceen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Microbiological Methodsen

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