Transport and storage of sputum specimen by using cetylpyridinium chloride for isolation of mycobacteria.

@article{Pal2009TransportAS,
  title={Transport and storage of sputum specimen by using cetylpyridinium chloride for isolation of mycobacteria.},
  author={Nita Pal and Babita Sharma and Bharti Malhotra and Suman Rishi},
  journal={Indian journal of pathology & microbiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={52 1},
  pages={59-61}
}
Of the 191 sputum specimens that were collected from pulmonary tuberculosis patients, 78.65% (140/178) specimens were culture positive when processed within 48 h by the NaOH method. The culture positivity in the same specimen that were stored with cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC) and processed after 7-8 days was 70.22% (125/178), whereas those stored without CPC and processed by the NaOH method was 46.62% (83/178). The difference in number of positive cultures obtained before storage and after… CONTINUE READING