Comparison of a biphasic non-radiometric system with Lowenstein-Jensen and Bactec-460 system for recovery of mycobacteria from clinical specimens.

@article{Luquin1996ComparisonOA,
  title={Comparison of a biphasic non-radiometric system with Lowenstein-Jensen and Bactec-460 system for recovery of mycobacteria from clinical specimens.},
  author={M. R. Luquin and Fernanda Gamboa and Miguel Barcel{\'o} and Jose Mar{\'i}a Manterola and Lurdes Matas and Montserrat Gim{\'e}nez and V Ausina},
  journal={Tubercle and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  year={1996},
  volume={77 5},
  pages={449-53}
}
SETTING The resurgence of tuberculosis and the increase of Mycobacterium avium complex infections have renewed interest in developing more efficient systems for isolation of mycobacteria. The Bactec radiometric method enhances the recovery and shortens the detection time of mycobacteria; however, many clinical laboratories are subject to severe restrictions on the utilization of 14C radiolabelled culture media. OBJECTIVE To compare the biphasic MB-Check system in the recovery of mycobacteria… CONTINUE READING