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Table 1 The results of T-SPOT.TB in 20,332 patients from different age groups and specimen types

From: Clinical effect of T-SPOT.TB test for the diagnosis of tuberculosis

ItemsCasesProportion (%)Positive casesProportion (%)Positive proportion (%)Positive rate (%)
Age groups
 0–6 years old680.3330.010.044.41
 7–17 years old4102.02650.320.8715.85
 18–40 years old424720.8914417.0919.3133.93
 41–65 years old973547.88349417.1846.8135.89
  ≥ 66 years old587228.88246112.1032.9741.91
 Total20,332100.00746436.71100.0036.71
Specimen types
 Whole blood20,10798.89736136.2098.6136.60
 Total20,332100.00746436.71100.0036.71