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Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2005 Dec;9(12):1409-11.

Application of the Capilia TB assay for culture confirmation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex isolates.

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National Reference Center for Mycobacteria, Forschungszentrum Borstel, Borstel, Germany. dhillemann@fz-borstel.de

Abstract

The usefulness of a low-tech rapid test for culture confirmation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex, Capilia TB, was tested on 172 mycobacteria-positive clinical samples. The overall sensitivity and specificity were 92.4% and 100%, respectively. In three of nine false-negative isolates a mutation in the mpb64 gene could be detected.

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16466066
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