Comparison of Culture, Real-Time DNA Amplification Assay and Ehrlich-Ziehl-Neelsen for Detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis


Karadag A., Usta E., BILGIN K., Guney A. K. , Eroglu C., Gunaydin M.

BALKAN MEDICAL JOURNAL, cilt.30, ss.13-15, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 30 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5152/balkanmedj.2012.061
  • Dergi Adı: BALKAN MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.13-15

Özet

Objective: Mycobacterium tuberculosis is still a substantial health problem universally. Although culture is the gold standard method, reliable, rapid and new methods are required for effective struggle with disease. We retrospectively compared the results of Ehrlich-Ziehl-Neelsen (EZN) stain and real-time DNA amplification assay (BD ProbeTec ET system) with culture.