Niacin test for Mycobacterial identification : comparison of three methods

Damle, A.S. and Kaundinya, D.V. (1986) Niacin test for Mycobacterial identification : comparison of three methods. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 33 (1). pp. 24-25.

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Abstract

The niacin test was carried out on 200 strains of M. tuberculosis by 3 methods viz. modified Runyons, Medveczkys and Gutierrez-Vasquezs. Medveczkys method was found to be the best and gave positive results in 100% strains. Modified Runyons method gave positive results in 80% and Gutierrez-Vasquezs method in 64%.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Niacin Test, Runyons method, Medveczkys Method, Gutierrez-Vasquezs Method, M. tuberculosis strains,
Subjects:Heterocyclic Compounds > Acids, Heterocyclic > Nicotinic Acids
Bacteria > Gram-Positive Bacteria > Actinobacteria > Actinomycetales > Mycobacteriaceae > Mycobacterium > Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Respiratory Tract Infections > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
Heterocyclic Compounds > Heterocyclic Compounds, 1-Ring > Pyridines
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Lung Diseases > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
Diagnosis > Laboratory Techniques and Procedures
ID Code:2993
Deposited By:Mrs Naina Pandita
Deposited On:20 August 2008

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