Mycobacteriology William H. Benjamin, Jr. William H. Benjamin, PhD Department of Pathology UAB. Mycobacteria sp. Acid Fast Bacilli (AFB) Mycolic acids (C78 - 91) Waxes Obligate aerobes Slow growing days to weeks to form colonies 18 hour doubling time for M. tuberculosis.
William H. Benjamin, PhD
Department of Pathology
Primary active TB
Blood mixed with Mtb antigen
Detect Mtb specific INF-g release
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Were Isolated from at UAB 2000 to 2010