Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, September 15th, 2009
"Out of 1,584 smear-negative sputum samples, 212 (13.5%) were positive by culture in Lowenstein-Jensen medium (LJ) and 220 (14%) were positive by the TLA method. The sensitivities of LJ and TLA were 71% and 74%, respectively," wrote A. Martin and colleagues.
The researchers concluded: "TLA could become an affordable method for...
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