Evaluation of an immunochromatographic assay kit for rapid identification of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex in clinical isolates

Young Park Mi, Jin Kim Young, Hyun Hwang Sang, Hoi Kim Hyoung, Yup Lee Eun, Hoon Jeong Seok, Chulhun L. Chang

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We evaluated a new immunochromatographic assay (ICA) using mouse monoclonal anti-MPT64 antibody for rapid discrimination between Mycobacterium tuberculosis and nontuberculous mycobacteria in clinical isolates. A study with mycobacteria and other organisms showed excellent sensitivity (≅99%) and specificity (100%) and an appropriate detection limit (105 CFU/ml) when tested with M. tuberculosis H37Rv. This ICA can simplify the identification of M. tuberculosis in clinical laboratories.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)481-484
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Feb 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology (medical)

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