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Table 1 Comparison of TTD values obtained by our technique to BD BACTEC MGIT 960 system

From: Rapid culture-based detection of living mycobacteria using microchannel electrical impedance spectroscopy (m-EIS)

M. bovis BCG M. smegmatis
Bacterial concentration used (in CFU/ml) Our technique TTD (in hours)
(n = 3)
Hospital TTD (in hours)
(n = 3)
Bacterial concentration used (in CFU/ml) Our technique TTD (in hours)
(n = 2)
Hospital TTD (in hours)
(n = 2)
Control—no bacteria added No growth No growth Control—no bacteria added No growth No growth
100,000 36 ± 0 84.6 ± 0.58 100,000 9 ± 1.41  12 ± 0.71
1000 60 ± 0 131 ± 11.79 1000 20 ± 0 41.7 ± 0.35
  1. Compares the TTD values obtained for the various concentrations of M. bovis BCG and M. smegmatis by our technique and that obtained by the commercially available automated system BD BACTEC MGIT 960