Epidemiologic surveillance to detect false-positive Mycobacterium tuberculosis cultures
Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease, 07/17/2012
Lee MR et al. – Although the incidence of tuberculous disease is high in Taiwan, clustering of multidrug–resistant MTB in 1 batch or clustering of single–positive cultures still suggested the occurrence of false–positive MTB cultures. Therefore, epidemiologic surveillance for the clustering of single–positive cultures with the statistical process control chart could be used to monitor the occurrence of false–positive results.