[Quantiferon-TB Gold In-Tube test in the diagnosis of pulmonary and extra-pulmonary tuberculosis].

@article{GarcaGasalla2010QuantiferonTBGI,
  title={[Quantiferon-TB Gold In-Tube test in the diagnosis of pulmonary and extra-pulmonary tuberculosis].},
  author={Mercedes Garc{\'i}a-Gasalla and Victoria Fern{\'a}ndez-Baca and Isabel Mir-Viladrich and Carmen Cifuentes-Luna and Antoni Abdon Campins-Rosell{\'o} and Antoni Payeras-Cifre and Araceli Serrano-Bujalance and Alicia Ortiz-Monjo and Salvador Pons-Vives and Carmen Gallegos-Alvarez},
  journal={Enfermedades infecciosas y microbiologia clinica},
  year={2010},
  volume={28 10},
  pages={685-9}
}
INTRODUCTION The Interferon-γ in vitro detection tests could be a useful tool in the diagnosis of active tuberculosis compared to Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB). METHODS The QuantiFERON-TB-Gold in Tube (QFG-IT) test was performed on the blood of 118 patients with active tuberculosis and the results compared with the tuberculin test. RESULTS The QFG-IT test was positive in 94 cases (79.7%), negative in 17 (14.4%) and indeterminate in 7 (5.9%). A negative or indeterminate QFG-IT test was… CONTINUE READING

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