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Improved sensitivity of direct microscopy for acid-fast bacilli: sedimentation as an alternative to centrifugation for concentration of tubercle bacilli

Miörner, Håkan LU ; Ganlöv, Gunilla; Yohannes, Zemene and Adane, Yengusnesh (1996) In Journal of Clinical Microbiology 34(12). p.3206-3207
Abstract
There is a great need for improved methods for the diagnosis of tuberculosis by techniques that are appropriate for control programs in low-income countries. Liquefaction of sputum with sodium hypochlorite followed by concentration of bacilli through overnight sedimentation significantly increases the sensitivity of direct microscopy, and this method could be an alternative for diagnostic centers not equipped with a centrifuge.
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Journal of Clinical Microbiology
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American Society for Microbiology
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1098-660X
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  abstract     = {There is a great need for improved methods for the diagnosis of tuberculosis by techniques that are appropriate for control programs in low-income countries. Liquefaction of sputum with sodium hypochlorite followed by concentration of bacilli through overnight sedimentation significantly increases the sensitivity of direct microscopy, and this method could be an alternative for diagnostic centers not equipped with a centrifuge.},
  author       = {Miörner, Håkan and Ganlöv, Gunilla and Yohannes, Zemene and Adane, Yengusnesh},
  issn         = {1098-660X},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {12},
  pages        = {3206--3207},
  publisher    = {American Society for Microbiology},
  series       = {Journal of Clinical Microbiology},
  title        = {Improved sensitivity of direct microscopy for acid-fast bacilli: sedimentation as an alternative to centrifugation for concentration of tubercle bacilli},
  volume       = {34},
  year         = {1996},
}