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Table 2 Results of the diagnostic tests

From: Diagnostic performance of nucleic acid tests in tuberculous pleurisy

MethodDiagnostic rate
TP (223 cases)Non-TBP (42 cases)
PE smear32 (14.3%)4 (9.5%)
LAMP positive59 (26.5%)1 (2.4%)
Xpert positive61 (27.4%)0
SAT-TB positive72 (32.3%)0
  1. PE Pleural effusion, TBP Tuberculous pleurisy