TABLE 2.

Detection of M. tuberculosis DNA from BacT/ALERT MP (MP) culture bottles by real-time PCR versus organism cultured from bottle

Organism culturedaResult with real-time PCRNo. of patients
No. positiveNo. negative
M. tuberculosis114041
MAI06743
M. kansasii0188
M. fortuitum0129
M. gordonae065
M. chelonae054
M. asiaticum022
M. nonchromogenicum022
M. simiae011
M. kansasii/MAI021
MOTT022
  • a All are of the genus Mycobacterium. MOTT, mycobacteria other than tuberculosis.