[Rapid diagnosis of tuberculosis].

  • C. Abe
  • Published 1997 in Kekkaku : [Tuberculosis]


Two systems, the newly developed Mycobacteria Growth Indicator Tube (MGIT) and biphasic Septi-Chek AFB based on liquid media, proved to be significantly better than the egg-based solid media for the isolation of mycobacteria from clinical specimens. The difference in the rates of isolation of bacteria between the two groups of media was more remarkable with… (More)