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Table 4 Sensitivity and specificity of test indicators for distinguishing TB from NTM infections

From: Routinely detected indicators in plasma have a predictive effect on the identification of HIV-infected patients with non-tuberculous mycobacterial and tuberculous infections

Indicator AUC Maximum Youden index Best cut-off point Sensitivity Specificity
 ESR 0.703 0.370 69.5 mm/h 0.646 0.724
 CRP 0.709 0.450 48.8 mg/L 0.655 0.795
Leukocytes 0.620 0.198 5.55 × 109/L 0.513 0.685
Neutrophils 0.636 0.229 65.05% in leukocytes 0.788 0.441
Lymphocytes 0.609 0.181 17.75% in leukocytes 0.535 0.646
Albumin 0.620 0.198 5.55 g/L 0.513 0.685