Cultural Characteristics of Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Cultural Characteristics of Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Culture is the gold standard for laboratory confirmation of Tuberculosis. Growing bacteria are required to perform drug-susceptibility testing and genotyping. In the Lowenstein-Jensen (LJ) medium It is an egg-based medium and growth is quite slow. It takes 6-8 weeks to get visual colonies on this type of media. Colonies are non-pigmented, dry, rough, raised, irregular with a wrinkled surface They …

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