Asian Science Citation Index is committed to provide an authoritative, trusted and significant information by the coverage of the most important and influential journals to meet the needs of the global scientific community.  
ASCI Database
308-Lasani Town,
Sargodha Road,
Faisalabad, Pakistan
Fax: +92-41-8815544
Contact Via Web
Suggest a Journal
Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal
Year: 2008  |  Volume: 14  |  Issue: 5  |  Page No.: 1119 - 1125

Use of the AMPLIFIED [TM] Mycobacterium tuberculosis direct test for the diagnosis of tuberculosis

Kalafati Tzimaka E., Georgitzikis I., Delikatzi D., Chatzidimitriou D., Tzimaka M. and Patakas D.    

Abstract: A comparative analysis was made of 3 conventional tests for tuberculosis [TB] versus a DNA probe technique among suspected TB patients at a reference centre in Greece. During 2004, we tested 2961 biological specimens from 2234 patients with the following methods: Ziehl-Neelsen staining, LowensteinoJensen culture, BACTEC mycobacteria growth indicator tubes [MGIT] and the Gen-Probe AMPLIFIED[TM] Mycobacterium tuberculosis direct test [MTD]. Of a total of 136 TB patients diagnosed and under anti-TB treatment, 133 of them [98%] were positive by amplified MTD. There were 112 TB [82%] detected by the MGIT method, 102 [75%] by Lowenstein-Jensen culture and 75 [55%] by Ziehl-Neelsen staining. Using MTD the positive result is ready within hours compared with days or weeks.

View Fulltext    |   Related Articles   |   Back
 
 
   
 
 
 
  Related Articles

 
 
 
 
 
Copyright   |   Desclaimer   |    Privacy Policy   |   Browsers   |   Accessibility