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Table 2 Xpert MTB/RIF assay and culture results

From: Xpert MTB/RIF assay for diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis in sputum specimens in remote health care facility

Culture result
Xpert MTB/RIF MTB Negative Contaminated Total
Positive 38 (16.7 %) 6 (2.6 %) 0 44 (19.4 %)
Negative 20 (8.8 %) 156 (68.7 %) 3 (1.3 %) 179 (78.9)
Invalid 1 (0.4 %) 3 (1.3 %) 0 4 (1.8 %)
Total 59 (25.9 %) 165 (72.6 %) 3 (1.3 %) 227 (100 %)