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Table 2 Comparison of culture, microscopy and multiplex PCR reverse cross blot hybridization assay

From: Detection and identification of mycobacteria in sputum from suspected tuberculosis patients

PCR Results Number of samples
  with culture results Microscopy results
  Positive (n = 136) Negative (n = 251) Positive (n = 115) Negative (n = 272)
Positive 117 162 102 177
Negative 19 89 13 95