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Table 2 Relationship between BCG vaccination and peptide diagnose

From: Utility of dominant epitopes derived from cell-wall protein LppZ for immunodiagnostic of pulmonary tuberculosis

   pep-LppZ-1 pep-LppZ-13
Subgroups N Positive N (Cutoff > 13.5) Positive rate Positive N (Cutoff > 16.3) Positive rate
Health control (IGRA-)1      
BCG+ 11 3 27.3% 1 9.1%
BCG- 20 4 20.0% 2 10.0%
TB patient      
BCG+ 93 45 48.4% 39 37.5%
BCG- 8 4 50.0% 3 41.9%
  1. 1IGRA: IFN-γ release assay (T-SPOT.TB); 2BCG: Bacillus Calmette- Guerin vaccine