Evaluation of the efficiency of the sample inactivation reagent in the Abbott real time MTB assay for inactivation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Chao Qi*, Carole Wallis, Vihanga Pahalawatta, Andrea Frank, Neeshan Ramdin, Raquel Viana, Klara Abravaya, Gregor Leckie, Ning Tang

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Abstract

The Abbott RealTime MTB assay is a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) for the detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex DNA. The sample inactivation procedure used in the assay, consisting of one part sample treated with 3 parts inactivation reagent for 60 min, effectively reduced viscosity and inactivated M. tuberculosis in clinical specimens.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3001-3002
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume53
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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