Using of the sensititre MycoTB plate method for the detection of anti-tuberculous drug susceptibility of rifampin resistant mycobacterium tuberculosis complex isolates Rifampisine dirençli mycobacterium tuberculosis kompleks İzolatlarının antitüberküloz İlaç duyarlılığı İçin sensititre mycotb plak yönteminin kullanılması

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Ceyhan İ., Vezir S.

Mikrobiyoloji Bulteni, vol.54, no.2, pp.211-222, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 54 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.5578/mb.69226
  • Journal Name: Mikrobiyoloji Bulteni
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, BIOSIS, EMBASE, MEDLINE, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.211-222
  • Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University Affiliated: Yes


© 2020 Ankara Microbiology Society. All rights reserved.Members of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC) are the causative agents of tuberculosis (TB). Rifampin resistance in the clinical isolates of MTBC is an important indicator for multidrug resistant-TB (MDR-TB) cases. In this study, it was aimed to evaluate whether the Sensititre MycoTB plaque method is suitable for the routine use in determining drug susceptibility of rifampin resistant MTBC strains. Xpert MTBC/RIF positive rifampin resistant 100 MTBC isolates were included in the study. Xpert MTBC/RIF (Cepheid, USA) test were performed after the samples were processed by homogenization and decontamination and acid-fast staining. Rifampin resistant clinical samples were cultured in automated MGIT/BACTEC 960 (Becton Dickinson, USA) system and acid fast bacteria (AFB) were investigated. The anti-TB drug susceptibility tests of all culture positive AFB and cord factor identified as MTBC by using a cart test (MPB64, Capilla TB-Neo, Tauns Laboratories, Inc., Numazu, Japan) were performed with the Löwenstein-Jensen proportion method (LJPM) and Sensititre MycoTB (Trek Diagnostic Systems, Cleveland, OH, USA) methods. For the comparison of the methods used, the tests were performed simultaneously. The standard LJPM was performed according to the previously described procedures by World Health Organization and the Sensititre MycoTB plate method was performed as defined by the manufacturer. The final concentrations of isoniazide, rifampin, rifabutin, ethambutol, ofloxacin, moxifloxacin amikacin, kanamycin, cycloserine, ethionamide and p-aminosalicylic acid in Löwenstein-Jensen media for LJPM were 0.2 µg/ml, 40.0 µg/ml, 20.0 µg/ml, 2.0 µg/ml, 2.0 µg/ml, 1.0 µg/ml, 4.0 µg/ml, 30.0 µg/ml, 30.0 µg/ml, 40.0 µg/ml, 40.0 µg/ml and 1.0 µg/ml, respectively. The results were obtained in 14 days for all of the drugs in the Sensititre MycoTB plate method and in 28-42 days in the LJPM. In this study, the sensitivity and specificity percentages of the Sensititre MycoTB method and the categorical agreement between the two methods were calculated. The sensitivity and specificity percentages of the Sensititre MycoTB plate method were between 84.4-100% and 95.6-100%, respectively. The categorical agreements between the two methods were 92-100% for the drugs tested in the study. Ethambutol was found to have the lowest sensitivity (84.4%) and specificity (95.6%). The sensitivities of isoniazide, ofloxacin, streptomycin, kanamycin, ethionamide and p-aminosalicylic acid were 98.8%, 90.0%, 94.3%, 87.5%, 91.7% and 95.6%, respectively, while rifampicin, rifabutin, moxifloxacin, amikacin, cycloserine were calculated as 100%. The specificities of isoniazid, rifampicin, rifabutin, ofloxacin, moxifloxacin, amikacin, kanamycin, and cycloserine were found to be 100%, streptomycin, ethionamide and p-aminosalicylic specificity were 96.9%, 97.4% and 98.9% respectively. The categorical agreement was 96-100% in all tested drugs except ethambutol (92%). As a result, although the cost is high, owing to the short incubation period, easy to perform, the possibility for evaluating both first and second line anti-TB drugs simultaneously, determination of minimum inhibitory concentration values of the drugs, long shelf life, high sensitivity, specificity and the categorical agreement values, the Sensititre MycoTB method was determined as an effective method that can be used especially in laboratories where the workload and the MDR-TB cases are high.