Prior to the advent of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technology, microbiological culture
methods were the preferred method of diagnostics.
is considered the gold-standard method for GBS screening, but the turnaround time for results is between 48 and 72 h.
However, LAMP assay is preferable to microbiological culture
in terms of speed, simplicity and sensitivity.
Table 4 Results of Mantoux test result, microscopy with Z-N stain and microbiological culture
in Lowenstein-Jansen medium (N=30).
Although biopsy and microbiological culture
provide definitive diagnosis, these are difficult to achieve consistently.
Standard diagnostic techniques for TB include sputum smear microscopy and microbiological culture
Apart from the multiplex real-time PCR method, also traditional microbiological culture
tests were performed in the studied children: blood cultures, nasopharynx smear cultures, and respiratory aspirate cultures.
In view of the fact that considering turbidity as an essential symptom of BM may lead to the misunderstanding of BM as neurological disorder, microbiological culture
of the CSF is pivotal.
Although NGS analysis offers theoretical advantages over standard microbiological culture
, rigorous comparisons of the 2 methods have not been performed.
The resected mitral and aortic valves were sent for microbiological culture
as well as broad-range 16S ribosomal RNA (rRNA) PCR.
Lab M Holdings is a developer, manufacturer and supplier of microbiological culture
media and diagnostic systems.
Diagnosis of active TB relies on radiology (commonly chest X-rays), as well as microscopic examination and microbiological culture
of body fluids.