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Routine hospital use of a new commercial whole blood interferon-gamma assay for the diagnosis of tuberculosis infection.

Routine hospital use of a new commercial whole blood interferon-gamma assay for the diagnosis of... Interferon (IFN)-gamma blood tests may improve the current level of diagnostic accuracy for tuberculosis infection. The QuantiFERON-TB Gold (QFT-Gold) has been used in selected populations and shows higher specificity than the tuberculin skin test (TST). http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine Pubmed

Routine hospital use of a new commercial whole blood interferon-gamma assay for the diagnosis of tuberculosis infection.

Routine hospital use of a new commercial whole blood interferon-gamma assay for the diagnosis of tuberculosis infection.


Abstract

Interferon (IFN)-gamma blood tests may improve the current level of diagnostic accuracy for tuberculosis infection. The QuantiFERON-TB Gold (QFT-Gold) has been used in selected populations and shows higher specificity than the tuberculin skin test (TST).

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ISSN
1073-449X
DOI
10.1164/rccm.200502-196OC
pmid
15961696

Abstract

Interferon (IFN)-gamma blood tests may improve the current level of diagnostic accuracy for tuberculosis infection. The QuantiFERON-TB Gold (QFT-Gold) has been used in selected populations and shows higher specificity than the tuberculin skin test (TST).

Journal

American journal of respiratory and critical care medicinePubmed

Published: Nov 10, 2005

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