Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, March 1st, 1999
Researcher B.A. Hanna and colleagues evaluated the system, which is a fully automated, noninvasive system for the growth and detection of mycobacteria with a capacity to incubate and continuously monitor 960 7-ml culture tubes ("Multicenter Evaluation of the BACTEC MGIT 960 System for Recovery of Mycobacteria," Journal of Clinical Microbiology, March 1999;37(3):748-752).
The researchers studied 3,330 specimens, 2,210 respiratory and 1,120 nonrespiratory specimens, collected from 2,346 patients treated at six...
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