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Table 3 Transit time from Mwanza study Non Xpert to Xpert sites in 2017/2018

From: Reducing delays to multidrug-resistant tuberculosis case detection through a revised routine surveillance system

Year Specimen <  3 days (%) > = 3 & < 7 days (%) > = 7 & 21 days (%) > = 21 days (%) Rejected specimens (%) Total
2017–2018 Sputum 128 (85) 5 (3) 1 (1) 1 (1) 16 (10) 151
Isolate 75 (62) 1 (1) 0 0 46 (37) 122
Total   203 (74) 6 (2) 1 (0.5) 1 (0.5) 62 (23) 273
  1. Key: Rejected specimens- leakage or empty container received