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Table 2 Performance of Capilia TB for identification of MTC on contaminated and pure BACTEC cultures

From: Evaluation of Capilia TB assay for rapid identification of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex in BACTEC MGIT 960 and BACTEC 9120 blood cultures

  PCR
a Capilia   Positive Negative Total
  Positive 39 1 40
  Negative 2 97 99
  Total 41 98 139
b Capilia Positive 86 1 87
  Negative 1 26 27
  Total 87 27 114
  1. aPerformance (%) of Capilia TB on contaminated BACTEC cultures. The Se, Sp, PPV and NPV were 95.1, 99, 97.5 and 98, respectively. bPerformance (%) of Capilia TB in pure BACTEC cultures. The Se, Sp, PPV, NPV & (#) were 98.9, 96.3, 98.9, 96.3, and (0.98 & 0.95), repectively, (almost perfect agreement)