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J Clin Microbiol. 2004 May;42(5):2321-5.

Meta-analysis of BACTEC MGIT 960 and BACTEC 460 TB, with or without solid media, for detection of mycobacteria.

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  • 1HIV Outpatient Clinic, Center of Preventive Medicine, Verona, Italy. crucianimario@virgilio.it

Abstract

In a meta-analysis of 10 studies, the BACTEC 960/MGIT and BACTEC 460 systems showed a sensitivity and specificity in detecting mycobacteria (1,381 strains from 14,745 clinical specimens) of 81.5 and 99.6% and 85.8 and 99.9%, respectively. Combined with solid media, the sensitivity of the two systems increased to 87.7 and 89.7%, respectively.

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