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Cetyl-pyridinium chloride is useful for isolation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from sputa subjected to long-term storage.

By M Pardini, F Varaine, E Iona, E Arzumanian, F Checchi, M R Oggioni, G Orefici and L Fattorini


Recovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from sputa treated with cetyl-pyridinium chloride (CPC) and stored for 20 +/- 9 days was significantly higher than that from sputa that were untreated and processed by the N-acetyl-L-cisteine-NaOH method. Addition of CPC is useful for isolation of M. tuberculosis from sputa subjected to long-term storage received from remote areas of the world

Year: 2005
DOI identifier: 10.1128/JCM.43.1.442-444.2005
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Provided by: MSF Field Research

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