Reviews on Liquid Culture

Cruciani M, Scarparo C, Malena M, Bosco O, Serpelloni G, Mengoli C. Meta-analysis of BACTEC MGIT 960 and BACTEC 460 TB, with or without solid media, for detection of mycobacteria. J Clin Microbiol. 2004 May;42(5):2321-5. [Link]

Dinnes J, Deeks J, Kunst H, Gibson A, Cummins E, et al. (2007) A systematic review of rapid diagnostic tests for the detection of tuberculosis infection. Health Technol Assess 11: 1-196. [Link]

Brent A, Mugo D, Musyimi R, Mutiso A, Morpeth S, Levin M, Scott J. (2011) Performance of the MGIT TBc Identification Test and Meta-Analysis of MPT64 Assays for Identification of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis Complex in Liquid Culture. Journal of Clinical Microbiology Dec 2011: p. 4343-4346. [Link]

DJ Horne, LM Pinto, M Arentz, SY Lin, E Desmond, LL Flores, KR Steingart, and J Minion. (2012) Diagnostic accuracy and reproducibility of WHO-endorsed phenotypic drug susceptibility testing methods for first-line and second-line anti-tuberculosis drugs: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Clin Microbiol. 2012. [Link]