Evaluation of the accuracy of the microplate Alamar Blue assay for rapid detection of MDR-TB in Peru [Short Communication]
Source: The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, Volume 11, Number 7, July 2007 , pp. 820-822(3)
Abstract:Tuberculosis control is hampered by the widespread increase in multidrug resistance. Rapid drug susceptibility testing would greatly aid in the adequate treatment of the disease. This study evaluates the usefulness of the colorimetric method using Alamar Blue for the rapid detection of resistance to rifampicin and isoniazid in 63 clinical isolates of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Peru. Results obtained by receiver operating characteristic curve analysis and measures of gain in certainty showed greater diagnostic accuracy than with the gold standard, the proportion method on Löwenstein-Jensen medium.
Document Type: Short Communication
Affiliations: 1: Instituto de Medicina Tropical ‘Alexander von Humboldt’, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru 2: Mycobacteriology Unit, Prince Leopold Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
Publication date: July 1, 2007
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