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Table 5 The relationship between bacteriological examination and antibody detection in 1525 pulmonary TB cases with the bacteriological examination results (n (%))

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

Bacteriological examination Positive number (positive rate) of TB antibody
Kit B Kit H
Smear
 (+)(n = 543) 291 (53.6) 206 (37.9)
 (−)(n = 822) 341 (41.5) 152 (18.5)
Culture
 (+)(n = 372) 208 (55.9) 148 (39.8)
 (−)(n = 393) 174 (44.3) 82 (20.9)
Bacterium
 (+)(n = 624) 331 (53.0)* 227 (36.4)*
 (−)(n = 901) 383 (42.5) 171 (19.0)
  1. *P < 0.05 compared with bacterium (−)