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Comparison of plain egg medium with Lowenstein- Jensen medium in the isolation of M. tuberculosis from sputum

Venkataraman, P and Narayana, A S L and Prabhakar, R and Tripathy, S P (1979) Comparison of plain egg medium with Lowenstein- Jensen medium in the isolation of M. tuberculosis from sputum. Indian Journal of Medical Research, 70 (6). pp. 875-879. ISSN 0971-5916

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Abstract

The isolation of tubercle bacilli from sputum using a plain egg (PE) medium and the conventional Lowenstein-Jensen (L-J) medium has been investigated on 703 specimens. The isolation of positive cultures and the grades of positivity were similar with the two media. There was an indication that the growth on the PE medium was faster than on L-J medium. The incidence of contamination was similar and low (4.0 per cent on PE and 3.8 per cent on L-J medium). Being cheaper and simpler than L-J medium, the PE medium is ideally suited for the routine culturing of tubercle bacilli.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Tuberculosis > Laboratory Research
Divisions: Basic Science Research
Depositing User: Dr. Rathinasabapati R
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2013 11:25
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2016 04:55
URI: http://eprints.nirt.res.in/id/eprint/141

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