Comparison of various techniques of concentration of acid fast bacilli in bronchial aspirates

Gutpa, P.R.; Purohit, S.D.; Sisodia, R.S.; Sarkar, S.K.; Sharma, T.N. and Nanavati, V. (1984) Comparison of various techniques of concentration of acid fast bacilli in bronchial aspirates. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 31 (4). pp. 161-163.

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Bronchial aspirates of 100 pulmonary tuberculosis patients with negative sputum smears were examined by direct microscopy, concentration technique, a modified flotation technique and direct smear of centrifuged deposit. Acid fast bacilli were seen in 5,40,42, & 45 smears by various techniques respectively. Culture of the aspirates isolated Mycobacteria in 69 patients. It is suggested that smear of bronchial aspirates should be made from its centrifuged deposits. Where the smear is negative, the aspirates should also be cultured.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Bronchial Aspirates, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Acid Fast Bacilli, Culture, Aspirates, Mycobacteria, Microscopy, Flotation Techniques, Centrifuged Deposits, Sputum
Subjects:Fluids and Secretions > Bodily Secretions > Sputum
Bacteria > Gram-Positive Bacteria > Actinobacteria > Actinomycetales > Mycobacteriaceae > Mycobacterium > Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Investigative Techniques > Microscopy
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Respiratory Tract Infections > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
Fluids and Secretions > Body Fluids
Respiratory System > Lung
Investigative Techniques > Clinical Laboratory Techniques > Culture Techniques
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Lung Diseases > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
Investigative Techniques > Centrifugation
ID Code:2794
Deposited By:Mrs Naina Pandita
Deposited On:08 April 2008

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