Extrapulmonary specimens: comparison of AMTDII and DTB amplification assays with smear and culture results and clinical dataa

Patient statusNo. of specimensNo. positive by AMTDIINo. positive by DTBP
Smear and culture positive2221 [1]22NS
Smear negative, culture positive83 [2]7 (1)NS
Smear and culture negative with TB final diagnosis95 [3]7NS
All TB positive3929 [6]36 (1)0.03
Smear and culture negative, non-TB pulmonary disease13400NS
Isolation of NTM1100NS
  • a See Table 1, footnote a.