Significantly it is important to realize that there is no ‘‘stand alone’’ assay for the identification of Non-Tuberculous Mycobacterium (NTM). Newer molecular assays are more defined for the detection than phenotypic tests. Study includes molecular differentiation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTC) from Mycobacterium other than Tuberculosis (MOTT). Present study was carried out for the differentiation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex and Non tuberculous mycobacteria utilizing rpoB gene as a molecular marker.
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