BACTEC radiometric method for the detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex

A Malaysian experience

Mohamed Kamel Abdul Ghani, T. M. Cheng, N. Ahmad, K. Y. Tee

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Abstract

The global increase in the incidence of tuberculosis has called for a more rapid, simple, sensitive and specific diagnostic method to be an adjunct to the slow routine technique. A comparative study on the use of BACTEC TB System to detect Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex by employing conventional cultural method using Lowenstein-Jensen medium (LJ medium) as a gold standard has been carried out. A total of 130 sputum specimens were inoculated into BACTEC TB 12B medium and LJ medium. The results showed that the sensitivity and specificity of BACTEC TB System were 100% and 89.74% respectively, indicating that it has the potential to be used as a new routine diagnostic method in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-207
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Medical Journal
Volume5
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1998

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Keywords

  • BACTEC TB System
  • Malaysia
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex
  • Sensitivity
  • Specificity

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  • Medicine(all)

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BACTEC radiometric method for the detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex : A Malaysian experience. / Abdul Ghani, Mohamed Kamel; Cheng, T. M.; Ahmad, N.; Tee, K. Y.

In: International Medical Journal, Vol. 5, No. 3, 1998, p. 205-207.

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