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Results section, page 256
Blood IGRA results
Amongst 117 patients with a negative acid-fast bacilli sputum smear result [117/135 (86.7%)], 70 (59.8%) had a positive blood IGRA result and 45 (38.5%) had a negative result. One patient had an indeterminate IGRA result, and for one nontuberculosis patient, the result was not available. Of 25 tuberculosis patients, 24 (96.0%) had a positive blood IGRA result and 44/90 (48.9%) nontuberculosis patients had a negative result. The sensitivity and specificity of the blood IGRA were 96.0% and 48.9%, respectively.
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