[Basic characteristics of a novel diagnostic method (QuantiFERON TB-2G) for latent tuberculosis infection with the use of Mycobacterium tuberculosis-specific antigens, ESAT-6 and CFP-10].

@article{Harada2004BasicCO,
  title={[Basic characteristics of a novel diagnostic method (QuantiFERON TB-2G) for latent tuberculosis infection with the use of Mycobacterium tuberculosis-specific antigens, ESAT-6 and CFP-10].},
  author={Nobuyuki Harada and Kazue Higuchi and Yukie Sekiya and Jim Rothel and Takashi Kitoh and Toru Mori},
  journal={Kekkaku : [Tuberculosis]},
  year={2004},
  volume={79 12},
  pages={725-35}
}
PURPOSES To determine the optimum cut-off level of a newly developed method for diagnosing tuberculosis infection based on whole-blood interferon-gamma measurement, and to study the basic characteristics of the method. STUDY SUBJECTS 1) A total of 220 young, healthy individuals having no apparent exposure to tuberculosis infection, most of whom have had a vaccination with BCG vaccine. 2) One hundred eighteen tuberculosis patients who were diagnosed by positive Mycobacterium tuberculosis on… CONTINUE READING

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