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Table 4 Panel test results of the selected health institution laboratories from December 2011 to December 2012

From: External quality assessment for acid fast bacilli smear microscopy in eastern part of Ethiopia

Laboratories studied coded Number of slides stained and read % of discordant result
Negative (n = 5 slides) 1–9 AFB/100 (n = 2 slides) +1 (n = 1 slide) +2 (n = 1 slide) +3 (n = 1 slide) Total
No. (%) No. (%) No. (%) No. (%) No. (%) No. (%)
1 10 0 (0) 1 (50) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (10)
2 10 2 (40) 1 (50) 1 (100) 0 (0) 1 (100) 5 (50)
3 10 1 (20) 2 (100) 0 (0) 1 (100) 1 (100) 5 (50)
4 10 2 (40) 2 (100) 1 (100) 1 (100) 0 (0) 6 (60)
5 10 2 (40) 2 (100) 1 (100) 1 (100) 1 (100) 7 (70)
6 10 2 (40) 1 (50) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (100) 4 (40)
7 10 1 (20) 1 (50) 1 (100) 0 (0) 1 (100) 4 (40)
8 10 1 (20) 2 (100) 0 (0) 1 (100) 1 (100) 5 (50)