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J Microbiol Methods. 2004 Feb;56(2):291-4.

Evaluation of the fully automated Bactec MGIT 960 system for the susceptibility testing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis to first-line drugs: a multicenter study.

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Department of Microbiology, Medical School, University Hospital of Larissa, Papakyriazi 22, Larissa, Greece. anm@otenet.gr

Abstract

The accuracy of the Bactec MGIT 960 system for susceptibility testing of 177 clinical isolates of Mycobacterium tuberculosis to first line drugs (isoniazid, rifampicin, ethambutol and streptomycin) was compared with the agar reference method. The sensitivity, the ability to detect resistance, of the MGIT system was 100%, while the specificity, the ability to detect susceptibility, ranged from 98.6% to 100% for all drugs tested.

PMID:
14744458
DOI:
10.1016/j.mimet.2003.10.015
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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