Table 1

Relative test performance of two commercia1 assays for MTB complex detection in formalin-fixed parafinized biopsy specimens.

Result

Methodology

artus® M. tuberculosis TM PCR

Seeplex™ TB Detection-2 assay


% (#) inhibited negative* specimens (n = 35)

29 (10)

6 (2)

% (#) total negative* specimens with resolved inhibition (n = 35)

97 (34)

100 (35)

% (#) inhibited positive* specimens (n = 21)

24 (5)

0 (0)

% (#) total positive* specimens with resolved inhibition (n = 21)

76 (16)

95 (20)


*as determined by reference method (IS6110 PCR, sequence analysis, and restriction enzyme analysis)

Drews et al. Diagnostic Pathology 2008 3:37   doi:10.1186/1746-1596-3-37

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