Rapid detection of mycobacteria in clinical specimens by using the automated BACTEC 9000 MB system and comparison with radiometric and solid-culture systems.

@article{Pfyffer1997RapidDO,
  title={Rapid detection of mycobacteria in clinical specimens by using the automated BACTEC 9000 MB system and comparison with radiometric and solid-culture systems.},
  author={Gaby E. Pfyffer and C Cieslak and H M Welscher and Prof. Dr. G. Kissling and Sabine Ruesch-Gerdes},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={1997},
  volume={35 9},
  pages={2229-34}
}
Recovery rates of acid-fast bacilli (AFB) and the mean time to their detection from clinical specimens were determined by using the fluorescent BACTEC 9000 MB system. Data were compared to those assessed by the radiometric BACTEC 460 system and by cultivation on solid media. A total of 3,095 specimens were processed with N-acetyl-L-cysteine-NaOH by two laboratories. The contamination rates for the BACTEC 9000 MB system were 6.8% (center 1) and 9.8% (center 2). A total of 451 mycobacterial… CONTINUE READING
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