Characteristics of the 681 patients in whom the Xpert MTB/RIF assay was requested.

‡<p>Interquartile range.</p>*<p>Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, 8; empyema, 6; asthma, 6; pulmonary thromboembolism, 4; <i>Pneumocystis jirovecii</i> pneumonia, 3; <i>bronchiolitis obliterans</i>, 2; <i>bronchiolitis obliterans</i> organizing pneumonia, 2; fungus ball, 2; postnasal drip, 2; interstitial lung disease, 2; radiation pneumonitis, 2; sarcoidosis. 2; sinusitis, 2; lung abscess, 1; pulmonary aspergillosis, 1; hypersensitivity pneumonitis, 1; gastroesophageal reflux disease, 1; pneumoconiosis, 1; being observed without definite diagnosis 113.</p>