Reliability of the MB/BacT system for testing susceptibility of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex isolates to antituberculous drugs.

@article{Brunello2000ReliabilityOT,
  title={Reliability of the MB/BacT system for testing susceptibility of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex isolates to antituberculous drugs.},
  author={Franco Brunello and Roberta Fontana},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={38 2},
  pages={872-3}
}
The susceptibility of 115 Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex clinical isolates to isoniazid, streptomycin, ethambutol, and rifampin was assessed by the MB/BacT and BACTEC 460TB systems. The correlation between the two tests was 98.3% for isoniazid, 100% for streptomycin and rifampin, and 95.8% for ethambutol. Turnaround times for antimicrobial susceptibility testing ranged from 5 to 11 days (median, 8.5 days) for MB/BacT and from 4 to 8 days (median, 6 days) for BACTEC 460TB. 

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