Table 1.

Xpert MTB/RIF test and IS6110-TaqMan assay correlation for the 88 MTBC culture-positive clinical specimens

Specimen (total no.)No. of specimens with indicated results by Xpert MTB/RIF test/IS6110-TaqMan assaya
Pos/posNeg/negPos/negNeg/pos
Smear-positive specimens (36)
    Respiratory (28)28000
        Sputum (20)20000
        Bronchial aspirate (4)4000
        Gastric aspirate (4)4000
    Nonrespiratory (8)8000
        Lymph node (5)5000
        Abscess (2)2000
        Pleural fluid (1)1000
Smear-negative specimens (52)
    Respiratory (28)15814
        Sputum (12)5601
        Bronchial aspirate (8)5012
        Gastric aspirate (6)3201
        BAL fluid (2)2000
    Nonrespiratory (24)9708
        Lymph node (11)3503
        Bone (5)3101
        Pleural fluid (6)2103
        Abscesss (1)1000
        Urine (1)0001
  • a Pos, positive result; Neg, negative result.