Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, October 9th, 2001
T. S. Huang and colleagues at Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital compared the performance of the MGIT 960 with other commonly used tests, including the current standard, BACTEC's radiometric 460TB system.
The MGIT 960 is roughly as accurate as the 460TB, Huang and coworkers found, and surpasses it in speed and ease of use.
Of the 121 mycobacteria-positive samples tested, 86 (71.1%) were correctly detected by...
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