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Table 2 Summary of SAT-TB, smear FM, and culture results

From: Using simultaneous amplification and testing method for evaluating the treatment outcome of pulmonary tuberculosis

  SAT-TB (+) SAT-TB (−)
Smear (+) Smear (−) Smear (+) Smear (−)
before treatment Mt-culture (+) 236 (62.6%) 134 (35.55%) 0 7 (1.86%)
Mt-culture (−) 0 0 0 0
2nd week Mt-culture (+) 143 (51.07%) 76 (27.15%) 0 61 (21.78%)
Mt-culture (−) 0 0 0 97 (25.73%)
2nd month Mt-culture (+) 79 (50.32%) 36 (22.93%) 0 42 (26.75%)
Mt-culture (−) 0 0 0 220 (59.46%)
5th month Mt-culture (+) 38 (58.46%) 22 (33.84%) 0 5 (7.7%)
Mt-culture (−) 0 0 2 (0.65%) 310 (99.35%)
6th/8th month Mt-culture (+) 0 0 0 0
Mt-culture (−) 0 0 0 312 (82.76%)