Evaluation of the p-nitro-alpha-acetylamino-beta-hydroxypropiophenone differential test for identification of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex.

Abstract

The p-nitro-alpha-acetylamino-beta-hydroxypropiophenone (NAP) differential test for the identification of Mycobacterium tuberculosis recovered from clinical specimens was evaluated by two laboratories and found to be a rapid and accurate procedure with a specificity exceeding 99%. 

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