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Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2000 Sep;19(9):715-7.

Evaluation of the Bactec 960 automated nonradiometric system for isolation of mycobacteria from clinical specimens.

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Division des Maladies Infectieuses, Hôpital Cantonal de Genève, Switzerland. peter.rohner@hcuge.ch

Abstract

The Bactec MGIT 960 system (Becton Dickinson, USA), designed for the culture of mycobacteria, was compared with the Bactec 460 instrument and culture on two solid egg-based media using a total of 1024 clinical specimens. Mycobacteria could be identified from 99 (9.7%) specimens, 89 (90%) of which were identified by the Bactec 960 system, 90 (91%) by the Bactec 460 system, and 82 (83%) by culture on the two egg-based media. The Bactec 960 cultures became positive an average of 16.7 days after specimen collection, the Bactec 460 cultures 14.9 days after collection, and the cultures on egg-based media 26.2 days after collection. The Bactec 960 is a compact and highly automated nonradiometric system that may replace the Bactec 460 system.

PMID:
11057508
DOI:
10.1007/s100960000344
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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