TABLE 1

Numbers of mycobacteria recovered from 187 sputum samples using the MGIT and culture on RGM mediuma

SpeciesNo. of mycobacteria recovered
TotalMGITRGM
M. abscessus complex211919
M. avium complex111
M. chelonae322
M. mucogenicum321
Total282423
  • a The sensitivities for mycobacteria were as follows: mycobacteria growth indicator tube (MGIT), 86%; RGM medium, 82%.