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Direct Test for Determining Sensitivity of M. Tuberculosis To Streptomycin

Devaki, V and Gangadharam, P R J and Nair, N G K (1972) Direct Test for Determining Sensitivity of M. Tuberculosis To Streptomycin. Indian Journal of Medical Research, 60 (3). pp. 354-357. ISSN 0971-5916

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Abstract

For a total of 400 sputum specimens, the sensitivity of M. tuberculosis to streptomycin was determined by direct inoculation of the sputum sediment on to drug-free and drugcontaining slopes of Lowenstein-Jensen medium, and also by a standard indirect test. Agreement between the two methods in the classification of strains as sensitive or resistant was of the order of 90%. The optimal time for reading the direct test is 6 weeks.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Tuberculosis > Laboratory Research
Divisions: Basic Science Research
Depositing User: Dr. Rathinasabapati R
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2013 05:42
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2016 10:33
URI: http://eprints.nirt.res.in/id/eprint/113

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