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Sexually Transmitted Diseases:
doi: 10.1097/01.olq.0000187206.69006.6e
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Evaluation of Goat Blood as Substitute for Sheep Blood in Modified Thayer-Martin Agar Medium for Culture and Isolation of Neisseria gonorrhoeae

Chawdhury, Faisal Arif Hasan MSc; Sultana, Jinath MSc; Rahman, Motiur PhD

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Abstract

Modified Thayer-Martin (MTM) medium containing goat blood (MTMGB) and sheep blood (MTMSB) was compared for culture of N. gonorrhoeae. Evaluation of 252 endocervical specimens and quantitative culture of 10 strains revealed no significant difference in isolation and growth. MTMGB can be a suitable and cost-effective alternative for MTMSB.

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