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Table 2 Results of diagnosis methods used for presumptive PTB in critically ill patients of the ICU internalized

From: The role of mini-bronchoalveolar lavage fluid in the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis in critically ill patients

Diagnosis Methods DescriptionCollection Techniques
ETA
(n = 21a)
mini-BAL
(n = 26)
P value
Smear microscopy-positive, n (%)6 (29)5 (19)0.451
Culture MGIT-positive, n (%)4 (21)5 (19)0.987
Culture LJ-positive, n (%)3 (16)5 (19)0.653
Xpert MTB/RIF®-positive, n (%)5 (19)
  1. a5 samples of ETA had volume < 1 ml