Tuberculosis Research and Treatment / 2019 / Article / Tab 4

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 4

Receiver operator characteristic (ROC) curve parameters.

TechniqueSensitivitySpecificityAUC95%CIP-value

Fluorescence84.5%100%0.9230.876-0.969p≤0.001
ZN54.8%100%0.7740.702-0.846p≤0.001

Xpert MTB/Rif used as reference diagnostic test; AUC: area under curve. Data is represented in percentages. P-value is statistically significant if p < 0.05 as compared between Xpert MTB/Rif and fluorescence microscopy, Xpert MTB/Rif, and Ziehl-Neelsen.

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