tuberculosis culture

tuberculosis culture

a microbiology culture to diagnose tuberculosis. The spread of disease is a possible result of conventional culture techniques, which take 4 to 6 weeks. Newer, more rapid techniques include the BACTEC method, which uses a substrate labeled with radioactive carbon; polymerase chain reaction culture methods, which use genetic DNA probes to detect Mycobacterium tuberculosis; and a sputum smear for acid-fast bacillus.
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BD India ( Becton, Dickinson and Company), a global medical technology company, is working with RNTCP and Foundation of Innovative New Diagnostics ( FIND) to develop capacity for tuberculosis culture and drug susceptibility testing in more than 34 laboratories across India.
Tuberculosis culture testing at a tertiary care hospital: Options for improved management and use for treatment decisions.
tuberculosis culture must be collected in all children with signs suggestive of TB on chest radiograph (prior to initiation of TB treatment).
Sputum revealed three positive acid-fast bacilli stains as well as positive Mycobacterium tuberculosis culture.
tuberculosis culture, strain identification, and drug resistance detection.
A subsequent tuberculosis culture and polymerase chain reaction assay could not confirm tuberculous species, nor could dot-blot hybridization.
The presenters will show that the CPT-based test has the potential to be used in a clinical setting as a rapid alternative to current Mycobacterium tuberculosis culture confirmation tests.
tuberculosis culture isolates obtained from pulmonary and CSF samples indicate compartmentalization (4).
tuberculosis culture supernatants which has been shown to be immunogenic.
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