Use of an immunochromatographic kit for the rapid detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from broth cultures.

@article{Ismail2009UseOA,
  title={Use of an immunochromatographic kit for the rapid detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from broth cultures.},
  author={Nazir Ahmed Ismail and Kamaldeen Baba and David J. Pombo and Anwar Ahmed Hoosen},
  journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  year={2009},
  volume={13 8},
  pages={1045-7}
}
In settings of high human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevalence, culture confirmation, preferably by liquid culture, is required for the diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB). However, long delays with phenotypic identification offsets the short turnaround time of liquid cultures. We report here the advantages of using a commercial immunochromatographic (ICT) assay targeting the Mycobacterium tuberculosis protein 64 (MPT-64) Ag and compare it with the Accuprobe MTB complex molecular probe assay. The… CONTINUE READING

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