The laboratory diagnosis of mycobacterial disease.

  title={The laboratory diagnosis of mycobacterial disease.},
  author={P A Jenkins},
  journal={Communicable disease report. CDR review},
  volume={2 9},
  • P A Jenkins
  • Published 1992 in Communicable disease report. CDR review
The diagnosis of mycobacterial disease still relies heavily on conventional microscopy and culture techniques. More modern methods, such as the Bactec 460 radiometric system and the Roche biphasic system, are becoming available but are not yet widely used. Non-culture methods eg, using molecular biology techniques or gas liquid chromatography, are being developed but are currently the province of research and reference laboratories. Disease caused by species other than Mycobacterium… CONTINUE READING