Short report: Comparison of culture techniques at different stages of brucellosis

Benjamin J. Espinosa, Jesús Chacaltana, Maximilian Mulder, María Pía Franco, David L. Blazes, Robert H. Gilman, Henk L. Smits, Eric R. Hall

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Abstract

The lysis centrifugation technique is preferred for culturing Brucella spp. at all stages of brucellosis because it yields 25% more positive results and on average provides results 10 days earlier than the Ruiz-Castaneda method. This lysis method is inexpensive and easier to use and may be used in laboratories with limited expertise or equipment if all safety precautions are taken.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)625-627
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume80
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2009

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