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Table 1 Comparison of FT MTB and culture results

From: Evaluation of Fluorotype MTB for detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex DNA in clinical specimens from a low-incidence country

  No. of specimens with FT MTB results
Culture resultsa Pos Neg Invalid Total
MTBC 45 7 0 52
  Smear positive 42 0 0 42
  Smear negative 3 7 0 10
No MTBC 17 902 7 926
  Culture negative 17 884 7 908
  Growth of NTM 0 18 0 18
Total 62 909 7 978
  1. aMTBC, Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex; NTM, non-tuberculous mycobacteria; pos, positive; neg, negative.