A study of repeated bacteriological examinations in a tuberculosis survey

Barton, R.M. (1956) A study of repeated bacteriological examinations in a tuberculosis survey. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 3 (4). pp. 117-120.

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Abstract

The superior value of the overnight sputum specimens has been shown there appears to be little object in adding laryngeal swab and immediate sputum culture. Except where atmospheric temperatures are high it seems as if it would enough to collect specimens of sputum overnight and deal with these on return laboratory. This would simplify the work considerably as no laboratory need taken to the field and the work in the home laboratory could be more efficient free from contaminations which are often a trouble in the field. Where atmospheric temperatures are high, it is of advantage to do a sputum swab culture in the field. If, however, it is impossible to obtain any overnight specimen, a laryngeal swab culture plus immediate expectorate with smear and culture could be expected yield about 90 per cent of the positives which could be obtained by the overnight specimen.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Bacteriological Examinations, Tuberculosis, Laryngeal Swabs, Sputum Specimens, Survey
Subjects:Fluids and Secretions > Bodily Secretions > Sputum
Bacterial Infections and Mycoses > Bacterial Infections > Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections > Actinomycetales Infections > Mycobacterium Infections > Tuberculosis
Environment and Public Health > Public Health > Epidemiologic Methods > Data Collection > Health Surveys
Respiratory System > Larynx
Investigative Techniques > Clinical Laboratory Techniques
Investigative Techniques > Clinical Laboratory Techniques > Culture Techniques
Persons > Patients
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
Diagnosis > Laboratory Techniques and Procedures
Bacterial Infections and Mycoses > Bacterial Infections
ID Code:817
Deposited By:Mrs Naina Pandita
Deposited On:21 October 2005

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