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Comparative performance of tuberculin skin test, QuantiFERON-TB-Gold In Tube assay, and T-Spot.TB test in contact investigations for tuberculosis

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Nov 20, 2008

Roland DielAlbert Nienhaus

Abstract

Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB)-specific interferon-gamma release assays (IGRAs) are an alternative or adjunct to the tuberculin skin test (TST) in identifying recent contacts with latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI), but there are scarce data directly comparing performance of the tes...read more

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Tuberculosis
Coughing
Interferon-gamma Release Tests
Teens
In Vitro Diagnostic Devices
Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv
Latent Tuberculosis
Bacilli class
Notification, Partner
Interferon Type II
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Comparative performance of tuberculin skin test, QuantiFERON-TB-Gold In Tube assay, and T-Spot.TB test in contact investigations for tuberculosis

Chest

Nov 20, 2008

Roland DielAlbert Nienhaus

PMID: 19017873

DOI: 10.1378/chest.08-2048

Abstract

Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB)-specific interferon-gamma release assays (IGRAs) are an alternative or adjunct to the tuberculin skin test (TST) in identifying recent contacts with latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI), but there are scarce data directly comparing performance of the tes...read more

Mentioned in this Paper

Tuberculosis
Coughing
Interferon-gamma Release Tests
Teens
In Vitro Diagnostic Devices
Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv
Latent Tuberculosis
Bacilli class
Notification, Partner
Interferon Type II
1
97

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