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Table 4 Comparison of PE smear, SAT-TB, Xpert and LAMP results of each ADA level group

From: Diagnostic performance of nucleic acid tests in tuberculous pleurisy

MethodPE smearXpertLAMPSAT-TBP-value
Low-ADA(64)7 (10.94%)13 (20.31%)16 (25.00%)17 (26.56%)0.123
Medium-ADA(117)17 (14.53%)32 (27.35%)25 (21.37%)34 (29.06%)0.035
High-ADA(42)8 (19.05%)16 (38.10%)18 (42.86%)21 (50.00%)0.024
Total32615972 
  1. Low-ADA group: ADA < 40 IU/L, Medium-ADA group: ADA =40–70 IU/L, High-ADA group: ADA > 70 IU/L