Comparison of MB-check and Löwenstein-Jensen media for recovery of mycobacteria.

  title={Comparison of MB-check and L{\"o}wenstein-Jensen media for recovery of mycobacteria.},
  author={Juan J. Palacios and Jose Manuel Cordero Garcia and Jaime Ferro and Jorge Rodr{\'i}guez and Alejandro Sanchez and Heloisa Villar and Mauro de Medeiros Muniz and Manuel G Marr{\'o}n and M I Ozores and C. Calvo and P. Prendes},
  journal={Microscopy research and technique},
  volume={38 5},
We have compared the rate of recovery of mycobacteria with the MB-Check culture system (liquid phase) and the Löwenstein-Jensen (LJ) medium in 2,907 clinical specimens obtained from 830 patients submitted for mycobacterial culture during 1-year period. Direct smear examination was carried out by auramine-rhodamine staining. All primary isolates from the culture media were confirmed by Ziehl-Neelsen staining and identified by acridinium-ester-labeled DNA probes specific for Mycobaterium… CONTINUE READING