Table 2.

Distribution of isolates recovered in each culture system and in combinations of solid and liquid systems

OrganismTotal no. (%) of isolates recovered witha:
Total, all media960 + solid media460 TB + solid mediaTotal, 960Total, 460 TBTotal, solid media960 only460 TB onlySolid media only
M. tuberculosiscomplex132 (100)121 (92)128 (97)102 (77)119 (90)105 (79)4 (3)11 (8)3 (2)
MAC172 (100)160 (93)136 (79)147 (86)123 (72)106 (62)36 (21)12 (5)3 (2)
MOTT58 (100)54 (93)44 (76)40 (69)29 (50)39 (67)14 (24)4 (7)10 (17)
All362 (100)335 (93)308 (85)289 (80)271 (75)250 (69)54 (15)27 (7)16 (4)
  • a 960, BACTEC MGIT 960 system; 460 TB, BACTEC 460 TB system.