Differences in time to detection and recovery of Mycobacterium spp. between the MGIT 960 and the BacT/ALERT MB Automated Culture Systems

Nicole Parrish, Kim Dionne, Amy Sweeney, Annie Hedgepeth, Karen Carroll

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Abstract

Mycobacterium sp. recovery and time to detection were compared in the MGIT 960 and BacT/ALERT MB automated broth culture systems. The MGIT 960 demonstrated shorter time to detection (13.5 versus 25.2 days) and greater sensitivity (100% versus 66.6%) for recovery of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex than the BacT/ALERT MB system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)342-345
Number of pages4
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Volume63
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2009

Keywords

  • BacT/ALERT MB
  • MGIT 960
  • Mycobacterium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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