Table 2.

Rates of recovery of mycobacteria and MTB with liquid and solid media in combination

Isolate (no. of isolates)No. (%) of isolates recovereda
Combina-tion ACombina-tion BCombina-tion CCombina-tion D
Mycobacteria (n = 117)109 (93.2)108 (92.3)103 (88.0)85 (72.6)
MTB (n = 112)104 (92.9)106 (94.6)99 (88.4)84 (75.0)
  • a χ2 test for differences in recovery of mycobacteria and M. tuberculosis: combination A, B, or C versus combination D, P < 0.01 (significant). MTB, M. tuberculosis.