BD Diagnostics recently launched in the BD MGIT™ TBc Identification Test in Africa and the European Union to identify M. tuberculosis complex (Mtbc) from liquid culture. Specifically, the new product detects MPT64, a mycobacterial protein that is secreted by Mtbc cells during culture. The new test is very simple to use, providing accurate and reliable results in only 15 minutes. The faster time to result is a significant improvement over the several hours or days required by other available tests!
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