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Research Article

Diagnostic Yield of Fluorescence and Ziehl-Neelsen Staining Techniques in the Diagnosis of Pulmonary Tuberculosis: A Comparative Study in a District Health Facility

Table 1

Comparison of diagnostic tests used.

Fluorescent stainingZiehl-Neelsen stainingXpert MTB/Rif
SpotEM(N=200)SpotEM(N=200) (N=200)
(N=100)(N=100)(N=100)(N=100)

Positive34(34)37(37)71 (35.5)21(21)25(25)46 (23.0)84 (42.0)
Negative66(66)63(63)129 (64.5)79(79)75(75)154 (77.0)116 (58.0)
Sputum Grading
Scanty12 (6.0)2 (1.0)
1+20 (10.0)10 (5.0)
2+21 (10.5)24 (12.0)
3+18 (9.0)10 (5.0)

Data is represented in raw figures and percentages. EM: early morning sample.

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