Selective media in the isolation of tubercle bacilli from tissues.


Journal Article

Direct culture on Lowenstein-Jensen slopes and on three media made selective for tubercle bacilli by the addition of four antibacterial agents was compared with guinea-pig inoculation on 490 tissue specimens. Tubercle bacilli were obtained from 15 specimens by culture and 14 by guinea-pig inoculation; only one specimen was positive by guinea-pig and not by culture. The most efficient culture medium was a selective 7H11 slope. Routine guinea-pig inoculation has been replaced by a wider range of culture procedures.

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Cited Authors

  • Mitchison, DA; Allen, BW; Lambert, RA

Published Date

  • April 1, 1973

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 26 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 250 - 252

PubMed ID

  • 4349715

Pubmed Central ID

  • 4349715

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1472-4146

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0021-9746

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1136/jcp.26.4.250


  • eng