Comparison of QuantiFERON-TB gold in-tube test and tuberculin skin test for identification of latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in healthcare staff and association between positive test results and known risk factors for infection

Paul Charles Vinton, Seema Mihrshahi, Paul DR Johnson, Grant A Jenkin, Damien John Jolley, Beverley-Ann Biggs

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    Abstract

    We compared a whole blood interferon-g release assay (QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube test, hereafter ?QFT?in tube test?) with a tuberculin skin test (TST) to determine which test more accurately identified latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in healthcare staff
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)215 - 221
    Number of pages7
    JournalInfection Control & Hospital Epidemiology
    Volume30
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

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