Table 1: Basic characteristics of participants free of TB infection, with LTBI, and of active TB for the ASAP1 expression assay.

ParticipantsSample numbersAgesGenderClinical diagnosis

Noninfected HC16 (29~49)Male: 3X-Ray negative, no symptoms of TB, and no other infectious diseases and history of TB reported
Female: 13
Latent TB-infected HC16 (30~56)Male: 2X-Ray negative, no symptoms of TB, and no other infectious diseases and history of TB reported
Female: 14
Active TB16 (16~82)Male: 10Culture confirmed, all with clinical symptoms and X-ray abnormality of TB
Female: 6

HC: healthy controls; TB: tuberculosis.