TABLE 2.

Detection of mycobacteria by ZN microscopy and the LiPA test for 420 sputum specimens

LiPA test resultNo. of specimens (%)
ZN+ZNTotal
LiPA+286 (92.0)103 (94.5)389 (92.6)
LiPA25 (8.0)6 (5.5)31 (7.4)
Total311109420