Comparison of the sensitivity and specificity of two whole blood interferon-gamma assays for M. tuberculosis infection.

@article{Harada2008ComparisonOT,
  title={Comparison of the sensitivity and specificity of two whole blood interferon-gamma assays for M. tuberculosis infection.},
  author={Nobuyuki Harada and Kazue Higuchi and Takashi Yoshiyama and Yoshiko Kawabe and Akira Fujita and Yuka Sasaki and Masahide Horiba and Satoshi Mitarai and Makoto Yonemaru and Hideo Ogata and Haruhiko Ariga and Atsuyuki Kurashima and Akihiko Wada and Mikio Takamori and Fumio Yamagishi and Kiminori Suzuki and Toru Mori and Nobukatsu Ishikawa},
  journal={The Journal of infection},
  year={2008},
  volume={56 5},
  pages={348-53}
}
OBJECTIVES To compare the sensitivity and the specificity of the QuantiFERON-TB Gold (QFT-G) and QuantiFERON-TB Gold In Tube (QFT-GIT) diagnostic tests for Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. METHODS One-hundred patients with culture and/or PCR confirmed M. tuberculosis infection and 168 volunteers with no risk factors for M. tuberculosis infection were tested to estimate sensitivity and specificity, respectively. RESULTS Analysis of data from the tuberculosis (TB) patients with valid… CONTINUE READING

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