Table 1.

Distribution of bacterial isolates recovered by the LRP, MGIT 960, and LJ systems

Culture systemNo. of isolates recovered/total no. of isolates (%)
MTC NTM Total
LRP51/68 (75.0) 3/3 54/71 (76.1)
LRPa 51/56 (91.1) 3/354/59 (91.5)
MGIT 66/68 (97.1) 3/3 69/71 (97.2)
LJ 61/68 (89.7) 3/3 64/71 (90.1)
LRP + LJ66/68 (97.1) 3/3 69/71 (97.2)
MGIT + LJ67/68 (98.5) 3/3 70/71 (98.6)
  • a Contaminated cultures and their cohorts were excluded from the analysis.