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Open Access Research article

The manual mycobacteria growth indicator tube and the nitrate reductase assay for the rapid detection of rifampicin resistance of M. Tuberculosis in low resource settings

Chamila P Adikaram1*, Jennifer Perera1 and Sandya S Wijesundera2

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1 Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Kynsey Road, Colombo, 08, Sri Lanka

2 Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Kynsey Road, Colombo, 08, Sri Lanka

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BMC Infectious Diseases 2012, 12:326  doi:10.1186/1471-2334-12-326

Published: 27 November 2012

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Phenotypic method/s detecting rifampicin resistance and the distribution of rpoB gene mutations of 31 isolates.

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Manual MGIT reader.

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