Tuberculosis Research and Treatment / 2019 / Article / Tab 5

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 5

Comparison of diagnostic yield of “spot” and “early morning” sputum samples.

SpotEMKappaP value
PositiveNegative

Fluorescence
Positive34(91.8)0(0.0)0.935p≤0.001
Negative3(8.1)63(100.0)

ZN
Positive21(84.0)0(0.0)0.887p≤0.001
Negative4(16.0)75(100.0)

Data is represented in raw figures and percentages. P-value is statistically significant if p< 0.05 as compared between “spot” and “early morning (EM)” sputum samples. EM: early morning.

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