TABLE 5.

Turnaround times of DST results: comparison of NRS with BACTEC 460 TB

Authors (reference)YrTested drug(s)Days to report DST resultsa
MedianMinMaxMedianMinMax
MGIT 960BACTEC 460
Ardito et al. (5)2001SIRE7.94.613.27.3610
Bemer et al. (6)2002SIRE6.54.611.77410
Pfyffer et al. (29)2002PZA6.8b416.85.4b321
Tortoli et al. (38)2002SIRE9.45146.9516
Kontos et al. (18)2003PZA6.4b5166.8b418
Johansen et al. (16)2004SIRE5.54165514
PZA54105514
Scarparo et al. (33)2004SIRE8.35.112.48.2413
PZA8.24.2197.4420
MB/BacTBACTEC 460
Brunello and Fontana (9)2000SIRE8.5511648
Tortoli et al. (37)2000SIRE, PZA11.6b4267.6b414
Ängeby et al. (3)2003SIRE6.14.210648
Bemer et al. (7)2004SIRE6.669.95412
PZA7.8515.26.7313
ESP IIBACTEC 460
Bergmann and Woods (8)1988SIRE7b5107.4b610
Ruiz et al. (31)2000SIRE4.5b284.8b39
  • a Min, minimum; Max, maximum.

  • b Datum reported as mean instead of median.