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Table 2 Comparison of TEMA and APM for antimycobacterial susceptibility testing of Non-tubercular mycobacterial isolates

From: In-vitro antimycobacterial drug susceptibility testing of non-tubercular mycobacteria by tetrazolium microplate assay

  APM
  STR RIF ETH CIP OFL ATH CLA
TEMA S R S R S R S R S R S R S R
Sensitive 43 1 45 0 36 0 50 0 53 0 43 0 45 0
Resistant 1 10 1 9 0 19 0 5 1 1 1 11 1 9
Total 44 11 46 9 36 19 50 5 54 1 44 11 46 9
Percentage (80%) (20%) (83.6%) (16.4%) (65.5%) (34.5%) (91%) (9%) (98.2%) (1.8%) (80%) (20%) (83.6%) (16.4%)
Concordance 96.4% 98% 100% 100% 98% 98% 98%
  1. TEMA: Tetrazolium Microplate Assay, STR: Streptomycin, RIF: Rifampicin, ETH: Ethambutol, CIP: Ciprofloxacin, OFL: Ofloxacin, ATH: Azithromycin, CLA: Clarithromycin, S: Sensitive, R: Resistant.