TABLE 1

Comparison of culture contamination rates for the two treatment groups in each study arm

Same-day arm5-day arm
SDPOM-SSDPOM-S
Subjects n7857
Contamination
 MGIT culture179212
 LJ culture1314324
 Average1512273

Data are presented as %, unless otherwise stated. SDP: standard decontamination procedure; OM-S: OMNIgene.SPUTUM; MGIT: Mycobacterium growth indicator tube; LJ: Lowenstein Jensen.