Journal article

Comparison of the MGIT TBc immunochromatographic assay with the Accuprobe Gen-Probe TB assay for identification of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex: results from a low-burden tuberculosis setting

Sally A Roberts, Odette Lowe, Sushil Pandey, Deborah A Williamson, Sandie Newton, Ross Vaughan

Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2012


We compared the BD MPT64 TBc Antigen assay with the Gen-Probe TB assay for identifying Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) from liquid culture vials. The BD TBc Antigen assay was more sensitive than and as specific as the Gen-Probe TB assay, making it a useful alternative for the rapid detection of MTB.