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Evaluation of automated BACTEC MGIT 960 system for testing susceptibility of Mycobacterium tuberculosis to four major antituberculous drugs: comparison with the radiometric BACTEC 460TB method and the agar plate method of proportion

Tortoli, E.; Benedetti, M.; Fontanelli, A.; Simonetti, M.Tullia.

Journal of Clinical Microbiology 40(2): 607-610


ISSN/ISBN: 0095-1137
PMID: 11825978
DOI: 10.1128/jcm.40.2.607-610.2002
Accession: 003758187

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We evaluated the performance of BACTEC MGIT 960 for automated testing of the susceptibility of 133 strains of M. tuberculosis to streptomycin, isoniazid, rifampin and ethambutol. The BACTEC MGIT 960 results were compared with those obtained with the radiometric BACTEC 460TB system, and when there was disagreement, the method of proportion on agar plates was used as a reference method.

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