Evaluation of sputum decontamination methods for Mycobacterium tuberculosis using viable colony counts and flow cytometry.

@article{Burdz2003EvaluationOS,
  title={Evaluation of sputum decontamination methods for Mycobacterium tuberculosis using viable colony counts and flow cytometry.},
  author={Tamara V N Burdz and Joyce Wolfe and Amin M Kabani},
  journal={Diagnostic microbiology and infectious disease},
  year={2003},
  volume={47 3},
  pages={503-9}
}
Continuous monitoring systems for the detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis are reported to have higher contamination rates than traditional radiometric technologies. Multiple decontamination methods have recently been reported in an attempt to optimize contamination rates for these systems. In this study, several decontamination methods for sputum were evaluated using viable colony count and flow cytometry. The decontamination protocols evaluated include N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine-Sodium Hydroxide… CONTINUE READING

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