Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, August 1st, 2006
Study 1: The QuantiFERON-TB assay and skin testing identifies latent tuberculous infection.
"Individual's infected with nontuberculous mycobacteria may elicit false-positive reactions on tuberculin skin testing. The QuantiFERON-TB (QFT) assay utilizes tuberculin and M. avium antigens and, therefore, may be more specific for latent tuberculosis infection," researchers in the United States report.
According to the authors, "The objective of this study was to investigate the agreement between the QFT and single and dual antigen skin testing...
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