Selecting criteria for improving results of an immunochromatographic assay for Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex identification from BacT/ALERT cultures.


We describe a combined macro and microscopic criteria for rapid presumptive differentiation between Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTC) and nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) evaluated by two independent observers. This strategy achieved rapid MTC identification in most cases (95.8% expert observer and 91.6% novice observer) with significant savings… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.mimet.2013.06.022


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