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Comparision of Direct Detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Complex by Gen Probe and Culture for the Diagnosis of Abdominal Tuberculosis

Veenu Gupta, Deepinder Kaur, Kanwal Deep Singh, Rama Gupta, Charu Arora

Citation Information : Gupta V, Kaur D, Singh KD, Gupta R, Arora C. Comparision of Direct Detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Complex by Gen Probe and Culture for the Diagnosis of Abdominal Tuberculosis. J Gastrointest Infect 2014; 4 (1):54-55.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-jogi-4-1-54

License: CC BY-SA 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Abdominal tuberculosis is a most common type of extra-pulmonary tuberculosis. Abdominal tuberculosis can occur primarily or it can be secondary to a tubercular focus elsewhere in the body. Atotal of 153 samples (gastrointestinal biopsies and ascitic fluid) were processed and direct microscopy, culture and Amplified Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Direct Test (AMTDT) were performed. Comparative analysis of the results was done. The overall positivity by culture was 1.3% and by AMTDT was 5.2%.


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