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False-Positive Results for Mycobacterium celatum with the AccuProbe Mycobacterium tuberculosis Complex Assay

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American Society for Microbiology
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PMC
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  • Mycobacteriology And Aerobic Actinomycetes

Abstract

Mycobacterium celatum type 1 was found to cross-react in the AccuProbe Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex assay. Subsequently, we found a statistically significant increase in the relative light units with lower temperatures, suggesting that it is necessary to perform this AccuProbe assay at between 60 and 61°C. We also recommend the inclusion of M. celatum type 1 as a negative control.

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