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Lucke, Katja; Hombach, Michael; Friedel, Ute; Ritter, Claudia; Böttger, Erik C (2012). Automated quantitative drug susceptibility testing of non-tuberculous mycobacteria using MGIT 960/EpiCenter TB eXiST. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 67(1):154-158.

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OBJECTIVES: To assess the predictive value of in vitro drug susceptibility testing (DST) in slow-growing non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM), knowledge on quantitative levels of drug susceptibility should be available. The aim of this study was to investigate the suitability of the MGIT 960/TB eXiST system for quantitative DST of NTM. METHODS: We have assessed quantitative levels of drug susceptibility for clinical isolates of Mycobacterium avium, Mycobacterium intracellulare and Mycobacterium kansasii by comparing radiometric Bactec 460TB-based DST with non-radiometric DST using MGIT 960/TB eXiST. RESULTS: MGIT 960/TB eXiST gives results comparable to those of Bactec 460TB. CONCLUSIONS: The MGIT 960/TB eXiST appears suitable for quantitative DST of NTM.


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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute of Medical Microbiology
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
610 Medicine & health
Deposited On:03 Apr 2012 09:01
Last Modified:20 Jan 2014 05:10
Publisher:Oxford University Press
Publisher DOI:10.1093/jac/dkr399
PubMed ID:21965431

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