Manual on isolation, identification and sensitivity testing of Mycabaterium tuberculosis
Chauhan, M.M.; Mahadev, B. and Balasangameshwara, V.H. (1998) Manual on isolation, identification and sensitivity testing of Mycabaterium tuberculosis. Manual. National Tuberculosis Institute, Bangalore, India.
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This manual has been prepared to cater to the needs of the laboratory (lab) technicians working in tuberculosis culture laboratory. The procedures to be followed for isolation of tubercle bacilli have been described in detail to enable lab technicians to carry out the work properly. Often the technicians may have to work in a culture laboratory without a Bacteriologist to guide them. The fundamental basis for various bacteriological procedures has been described briefly in every chapter to prevent the lab technician from performing any task unscientifically. This manual will also be useful for the Bacteriologists attached to tuberculosis culture laboratories in State Tuberculosis Centres (STCs). The procedures described have to be followed in all the STC Culture Laboratories as recommended in manual for maintaining uniformity.
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