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Table 1 Relative test performance of two commercia1 assays for MTB complex detection in formalin-fixed parafinized biopsy specimens.

From: The relative test performance characteristics of two commercial assays for the detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex in paraffin-fixed human 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)
  1. *as determined by reference method (IS6110 PCR, sequence analysis, and restriction enzyme analysis)