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%).
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