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Table 2 Cumulative yields from GL and IS and combined yield of both techniques

From: “Induced sputum versus gastric lavage for the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis in children”

  Patients Cumulative yield 95% IC
Induced sputum
1st day 17 5/17 (29.4%) 29.4–56%
1st + 2nd day 17 6/17 (35.3%) 35.3–61.7%
1sº + 2nd + 3rd day 17 7/17 (41.2%) 18.4–67.1%
Gastric lavage
1st day 17 7/17 (41.2%) 18.4–67.1%
1st + 2nd day 17 7/17 (41.2%) 18.4–67.1%
1st +2nd + 3rd day 17 8/17 (47.1%) 23–72%
Induced sputum + Gastric lavage   Combined yields  
1st day 17 8/17 (47.1%) 23–72%
1st + 2nd day 17 9/17 (53%) 52.9–77%
1st + 2nd + 3rd day 17 10/17 (58.8%) 32.9–81.6%