E-test: An alternative method for susceptibility testing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis


AKCALI S. , Cicek C. , SURUCUOGLU S., OZBAKKALOGLU B.

MEDICAL PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE, cilt.14, ss.264-267, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 14 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2005
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1159/000085747
  • Dergi Adı: MEDICAL PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.264-267

Özet

Objective: The purpose of this study was to compare the agar proportion method with the E- test method for susceptibility testing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Materials and Methods: A total of 100 isolates were tested for isoniazid, rifampin, streptomycin and ethambutol susceptibility using an indirect- proportion method as well as the E- test method. Results: Categorical agreement between the methods was 100% for isoniazid, rifampin, streptomycin, and ethambutol. Conclusion: The E- test method appears to be an alternative method to agar proportion for testing the susceptibility of M. tuberculosis isolates to the first- line antituberculous agents. Copyright (C) 2005 S. Karger AG, Basel.