Published in Vaccine Weekly, March 8th, 2006
Study 1: A new T-cell-based test shows better correlation with tuberculosis exposure compared to the tuberculin skin test.
Scientists in Switzerland conducted a study "to compare the results of the tuberculin skin test (TST) and the new T-cell-based test for tuberculosis infection (T-SPOT.TB) in subjects exposed to a case of smear-positive pulmonary TB (PTB)."
"After the notification of smear-positive PTB in a resident of an institution for alcoholics, contacts underwent TST and determination of Mycobacterium...
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