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Replacing the tuberculin skin test with a specific blood test

Kekkaku : [Tuberculosis]

Aug 1, 2005

Karin N Weldingh, Peter Henrik Senten Andersen

PMID: 16218449

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For almost 100 years has the tuberculin skin test (TST) been used for the support the diagnosis of active and latent TB infection. The TST test has, however, a number of limitations most notable low specificity in BCG vaccinated individuals due to cross-reactive components in PPD and th...read more

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Blood Chemistry Measurement
Mycoplasma bovis
Cross Reactions
Specific antigen
Tuberculin Test
Bacterial Proteins
Methylobacter bovis
Antigens, Bacterial
Hematologic Tests
Mycobacterium bovis
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Replacing the tuberculin skin test with a specific blood test

Kekkaku : [Tuberculosis]

Aug 1, 2005

Karin N Weldingh, Peter Henrik Senten Andersen

PMID: 16218449

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For almost 100 years has the tuberculin skin test (TST) been used for the support the diagnosis of active and latent TB infection. The TST test has, however, a number of limitations most notable low specificity in BCG vaccinated individuals due to cross-reactive components in PPD and th...read more

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Blood Chemistry Measurement
Mycoplasma bovis
Cross Reactions
Specific antigen
Tuberculin Test

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