Table 5.

Inhibition rates of CA with different specimen types

Specimen typeaTotal no. of specimensNo. of noninhibitory specimensNo. of inhibitory specimensInhibition rate (%)
Pus474524.25
Swab323113.12
Sputum or BALa8217338810.71
Gastric aspirate3543094512.71
Urine15715342.54
Biopsy868333.48
Pleural fluid12211397.37
CSFb292900.00
Other333126.06
 Total1,6811,5271549.16
  • a BAL, bronchoalveolar lavage.

  • b CSF, cerebrospinal fluid.