Sterilization of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Erdman samples by antimicrobial fixation in a biosafety level 3 laboratory.

@article{Schwebach2001SterilizationOM,
  title={Sterilization of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Erdman samples by antimicrobial fixation in a biosafety level 3 laboratory.},
  author={J Reid Schwebach and William Robert Jacobs and Arturo Casadevall},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={39 2},
  pages={769-71}
}
Incomplete sterilization of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Erdman cultures followed 1 h of incubation in low concentrations of glutaraldehyde (0.5 and 1.0%) or azide. In contrast, 2.5% glutaraldehyde, paraformaldehyde (2 or 4%), Vesphine IIse or 5% formalin sterilized these samples after 1 h. These results suggest caution in removing fixed M. tuberculosis samples from biosafety level 3.