Identification of mycobacteria by high-performance liquid chromatography

The National Center for Biotechnology Information has mycobacteriaposted a paper on the advantages of using HPLC for identifying mycobacteria.

Here’s an excerpt:

It was established that results of HLPC use were highly correlated with results of microbiologic methods of mycobacteria identification: for identification of M. tuberculosis complex the correlation was 97.0%, for nontuberculous (NTM) slowly growing mycobacteria–95.3%, for quickly growing NTM–96.2% (overall–96.1%). Results of identification of mycobacteria by HPLC were ready in significantly shorter time-frame (during 24 hours).

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