Rapid, Cost-Effective Application of Tibilia TB Rapid Test for Culture Confirmation of Live and Heat-Killed Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Ngeow, Yun Fong and Wong, Yan Ling and Ng, Kee Peng and Ong, Chia Sui and Aung, Wah Wah (2011) Rapid, Cost-Effective Application of Tibilia TB Rapid Test for Culture Confirmation of Live and Heat-Killed Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 49 (7). pp. 2776-2777. ISSN 0095-1137

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Abstract

Tuberculosis (TB) diagnostic laboratories face many challenges in their obligation to provide rapid, accurate reports that can help clinicians to make therapeutic decisions. One important procedure in TB diagnosis is the confirmation of an acid-fast isolate as Mycobacterium tuberculosis. This is because nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) species are increasingly being associated with clinical infections (2, 3). These NTM species are resistant to first-line anti-TB drugs and, when mistaken for M. tuberculosis, give rise to erroneous identification of multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB).

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QR Microbiology
Divisions: Faculty of Information Science and Technology (FIST)
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Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2011 06:12
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2017 09:22
URI: http://shdl.mmu.edu.my/id/eprint/1919

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