The BACTEC MGIT 960TB System is the mycobacteria testing instruments from Becton Dickinson (BD). The BACTEC 960 instrument is an automated system that exploits the fluorescence of an oxygen sensor to detect growth of mycobacteria in culture. It is specially designed to accommodate Mycobacteria Growth Indicator Tube (MGIT) and incubate them at 37∞C. The instrument scans the MGIT every 60 minutes for increased fluorescence. Analysis of the fluorescence is used to determine if the tube is instrument positive; i.e., the test sample contains viable organisms. Its usefulness has been evaluated in the scientific literature.
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