Improved sensitivity of direct microscopy for acid-fast bacilli: sedimentation as an alternative to centrifugation for concentration of tubercle bacilli

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Abstract

There is a great need for improved methods for the diagnosis of tuberculosis by techniques that are appropriate for control programs in low-income countries. Liquefaction of sputum with sodium hypochlorite followed by concentration of bacilli through overnight sedimentation significantly increases the sensitivity of direct microscopy, and this method could be an alternative for diagnostic centers not equipped with a centrifuge.

Detaljer

Författare
  • Håkan Miörner
  • Gunilla Ganlöv
  • Zemene Yohannes
  • Yengusnesh Adane
Externa organisationer
  • External Organization - Unknown
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Mikrobiologi inom det medicinska området
Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)3206-3207
TidskriftJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volym34
Utgåva nummer12
StatusPublished - 1996
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa
Externt publiceradJa