Evaluation of the Ehrlich-Ziehi-Neelsen (EZN) and Amplified Mycobacterium tuberculosis Direct Test according to the BACTEC method in respiratory and nonrespiratory samples


Ozekinci T., Mese S. , Atmaca S., Akpolat N., Guel K.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.37, no.3, pp.145-149, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.145-149

Abstract

Aim: Tuberculosis remains a significant and threatening disease, particularly in developing countries. Mycobacterium tuberculosis should be detected and identified as soon as possible to ensure the prevention of the spread of the disease. For this purpose, use of fast and reliable laboratory diagnostic methods with high sensitivity and specificity was initiated in recent years.