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An alternative strategy for the storage and transport of sputum specimens for Mycobacterium Tuberculosis drug resistance surveys

Lumb, Richard; Ardian, M; Waramori, G; Syahrial, H; Tjitra, Emiliana; Maguire, Graeme; Anstey, Nicholas; Kelly, Paul


SETTING: A district level tuberculosis (TB) programme in Indonesia. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether a single sputum specimen could be stored by refrigeration for an extended period of time, then transported to a reference laboratory and successfully cultured for Mycobacterium tuberculosis. METHODS: Single sputum specimens were collected from newly diagnosed smear-positive pulmonary TB patients, refrigerated at the study site without addition of 1% cetylpyridinium chloride, batched and sent to...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease


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