Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, November 12th, 2002
"C18 -carboxypropylbetaine (CB-18) is a zwitterionic detergent that helps to compensate for the innate buoyancy of mycobacteria, potentially enhancing recovery by centrifugation," explained Cherise P. Scott and colleagues at Johns Hopkins University and Quest Diagnostics in Baltimore, and Clementino Fraga Filho University Hospital in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. "Previous data suggest that CB-18 may increase the sensitivity of smear, culture, and molecular...
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