Comparison of three methods of decontamination of sputum for Mycobacterial culture

Damle, A.S. and Kaundinya, D.V. (1986) Comparison of three methods of decontamination of sputum for Mycobacterial culture. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 33 (3). pp. 125-128.

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Three methods of decontamination of sputum for mycobacterial culture viz. Swah method of Nassau, Petroff’s method and NALC-NaOH method have been compared. Swab method was found to be best giving 92.3% positive cultures. Positive cultures in the other two methods were 80.7% and 78.8% respectively. The rate of contamination was equal (3.9%) in Swab and Petroff’s method, while NALC-NaOH method gave a higher contamination are (8.6%).

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Mycobacterial Culture, Culture Methods, Contamination, Isolation, Swab method of Nassau, NALC-NaOH method, Sputum, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Petroffs method
Subjects:Fluids and Secretions > Bodily Secretions > Sputum
Equipment and Supplies > Culture Media
Bacteria > Gram-Positive Bacteria > Actinobacteria > Actinomycetales > Mycobacteriaceae > Mycobacterium > Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Respiratory Tract Infections > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
Investigative Techniques > Clinical Laboratory Techniques > Culture Techniques
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Lung Diseases > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
ID Code:3013
Deposited By:Mrs Naina Pandita
Deposited On:27 August 2008

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