AFA-based MALDI Biotyper™ Sample Prep for MGIT™ Positive Mycobacteria Cultures
Mycobacteria Growth Indicator Tube (MGIT) positive cultures offer advantages of speed to positivity compared to cultures with separated colonies on solid agar media plates or slants. Also, MGIT instrumentation such as the BACTEC MGIT 960 TB System provides signal automation to the lab that identifies which individual cultures are turning positive. Mycobacteria specialty laboratories and general Clinical Microbiology laboratories are making good use of this instrumentation and media configuration, especially larger facilities. The development of the MALDI Biotyper for identification of Mycobacteria.