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Table 4 Molecular analysis of lung tissue from 10 histopathologically confirmed TB cases using Xpert MTB/RIF and PowerChek™ MTB/NTM Real-Time PCR assays

From: Burden of respiratory tract infections at post mortem in Zambian children

ID Age Sex HIV ATT ART ZN Xpert MTB/RIF Assay PowerChek™ MTB/NTM Assay
4B072 3 yr Female Positive No Yes Negative MTB (RIF sens) MTB
4B083 3 yr, 5 m Male Positive No Yes Positive MTB (RIF sens) MTB
4B008 2 yr, 7 m Female Negative No No Positive MTB (RIF sens) Invalid
4B036 10 yr Male Negative No No Negative Negative NTM
4B120 8 yr Female Positive No Yes Positive Negative NTM
4B055 1 yr, 5 m Male Negative No No Negative Negative MTB
4B064 10 yr Male Positive No Yes Positive Negative MTB
4B085 1 yr, 4 m Male Positive Yes Yes Negative Negative MTB
4B117 5 m Male Negative No No Negative Negative MTB
4B076 14 yr Female Unknown No No Negative Negative Negative
  1. ATT anti-tuberculosis therapy, ART anti-retroviral therapy, MTB Mycobacterium tuberculosis, NTM non-TB mycobacteria, ZN Zeihl–Neelsen staining