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Mycobacteria in stool specimens: the nonvalue of smears for predicting culture results.

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Morris, A; Reller, LB; Salfinger, M; Jackson, K; Sievers, A; Dwyer, B
Published in: J Clin Microbiol
May 1993

A previous recommendation suggests that stool be cultured for mycobacteria only if the smear is positive. We have correlated smear and culture results of 2,176 stool specimens submitted for mycobacterial culture. The sensitivity, specificity, and positive and negative predictive values for smears to predict culture results are 34, 99, 90, and 87%, respectively. We recommend that the stool smear not be used as a screening technique to decide which specimens from at-risk patients should be cultured because it lacks the necessary sensitivity.

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J Clin Microbiol

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0095-1137

Publication Date

May 1993

Volume

31

Issue

5

Start / End Page

1385 / 1387

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare Infection
  • Mycobacterium avium Complex
  • Mycobacterium Infections
  • Mycobacterium
  • Microbiology
  • Microbiological Techniques
  • Humans
  • HIV Infections
  • Feces
 

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Morris, A., Reller, L. B., Salfinger, M., Jackson, K., Sievers, A., & Dwyer, B. (1993). Mycobacteria in stool specimens: the nonvalue of smears for predicting culture results. J Clin Microbiol, 31(5), 1385–1387. https://doi.org/10.1128/jcm.31.5.1385-1387.1993
Morris, A., L. B. Reller, M. Salfinger, K. Jackson, A. Sievers, and B. Dwyer. “Mycobacteria in stool specimens: the nonvalue of smears for predicting culture results.J Clin Microbiol 31, no. 5 (May 1993): 1385–87. https://doi.org/10.1128/jcm.31.5.1385-1387.1993.
Morris A, Reller LB, Salfinger M, Jackson K, Sievers A, Dwyer B. Mycobacteria in stool specimens: the nonvalue of smears for predicting culture results. J Clin Microbiol. 1993 May;31(5):1385–7.
Morris, A., et al. “Mycobacteria in stool specimens: the nonvalue of smears for predicting culture results.J Clin Microbiol, vol. 31, no. 5, May 1993, pp. 1385–87. Pubmed, doi:10.1128/jcm.31.5.1385-1387.1993.
Morris A, Reller LB, Salfinger M, Jackson K, Sievers A, Dwyer B. Mycobacteria in stool specimens: the nonvalue of smears for predicting culture results. J Clin Microbiol. 1993 May;31(5):1385–1387.

Published In

J Clin Microbiol

DOI

ISSN

0095-1137

Publication Date

May 1993

Volume

31

Issue

5

Start / End Page

1385 / 1387

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare Infection
  • Mycobacterium avium Complex
  • Mycobacterium Infections
  • Mycobacterium
  • Microbiology
  • Microbiological Techniques
  • Humans
  • HIV Infections
  • Feces