A comparison of direct microscopy, the concentration method and the Mycobacteria Growth Indicator Tube for the examination of sputum for acid-fast bacilli

L Apers, J Mutsvangwa, J Magwenzi, N Chigara, A Butterworth, P Mason, P Van der Stuyft

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    Original languageEnglish
    JournalInternational Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
    Pages (from-to)376-381
    Publication statusPublished - 2003


    • B780-tropical-medicine
    • Bacterial diseases
    • Mycobacterial diseases
    • Tuberculosis
    • Sputum smear microscopy
    • Tests
    • Sensitivity testing
    • Comparative study
    • Ziehl-Neelsen smear
    • Direct microscopy
    • Concentration method
    • MGIT
    • Zimbabwe
    • Africa-Southern

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