TABLE 3.

LiPA and culture results for sputum specimens from untreated and treated patients

LiPA test resultNo. of specimens (%)
Untreated patients (n = 160)Treated patients (n = 260)
Culture+CultureCulture+Culture
LiPA+110 (92.4)41 (100)179 (92.7)59 (88.1)
LiPA9 (7.6)014 (7.3)8 (11.9)
Total1194119367