TABLE 4.

Distribution, smear result and MTB culture of nonrespiratory specimens tested

Source of specimenSmear result
NegativePositiveUnknown
Gastric washing2221
Lung tissue165
Pleural fluid57
Pericardial tissue32
Lymph node83
Synovial fluid1
Synovial tissue1
Urine72
Neck abscess1
Neck mass31
Liver biopsy3
Vertebrae121
Sacral mass1
Cerebrospinal fluid2219
Ventricular fluid2
Brain tissue4
Skin31
Abdominal fluid1
Bone marrow2
Chest wall1
Colon1
Stool11
Duodenal tissue1
Thoracentesis11
Ileum1
Penis1
Nasal sinus12