TABLE 1.

Detection of M. tuberculosis DNA from acid-fast smear positive respiratory samples by real-time PCR and Amplicor PCR

Real-time PCR/ Amplicor PCRNo. of samples with acid-fast smear resulta
1+2+3+4+Total
Positive/positive29301923101
Negative/positive20002
Positive/negative10102
  • a Fluorescence microscopy (magnification, ×400). 1+, one to three per slide; 2+, one to nine per 10 fields; 3+, one to nine per field; 4+, more than nine per field.