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Table 3 The positivity of different laboratory tests among various cytomorphologic patterns from lymph node aspirates of cases with tuberculous lymphadenitis

From: Immunocytochemical detection of Mycobacterium Tuberculosiscomplex specific antigen, MPT64, improves diagnosis of tuberculous lymphadenitis and tuberculous pleuritis

  Cytomorphologic pattern (n = 25)  
  Non necrotic granuloma (n = 11) n (%) Necrotic granuloma (n = 8) n (%) Necrotic material
(n = 6) n (%)
Laboratory tests     
AFB 1(9) 3(38) 2(33)  
LJ culture 2(18) 4(50) 1(17)  
PCR 9(82) 7(88) 5(83)  
ICC 9(82%) 6(75) 5(83)