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Table 2 The results of TB antibody detection by 7 TB antibody test kits (n (%))

From: Diagnostic performance and problem analysis of commercial tuberculosis antibody detection kits in China

Group Positive number (positive rate) of TB antibody
Kit A Kit B Kit C Kit D Kit E Kit F Kit G
TB group(n = 62) 31(50.0) 52(83.9) 24(38.7) 6(9.7) 30(48.4) 43(69.4) 49(79.0)
 Smear-positive TB (n = 32) 22(68.8)* 28(87.5) 16(50.0) 3(9.4) 19(59.4)* 25(78.1) 29(90.6)
 Smear-negative TB (n = 24) 7(29.2) 19(79.2) 7(29.2) 3(12.5) 7(29.2) 13(54.2) 19(79.2)
 No smear results (n = 6)
Non-TB group (n = 56) 15(26.8) 42(75.0) 8(14.3) 2(3.6) 12(21.4) 12(21.4) 28(50.0)
  1. -. No data; *P < 0.05 compared with smear-negative TB