Evidence-based comparison of commercial interferon-gamma release assays for detecting active TB: a metaanalysis.

@article{Diel2010EvidencebasedCO,
  title={Evidence-based comparison of commercial interferon-gamma release assays for detecting active TB: a metaanalysis.},
  author={Roland Diel and Robert Loddenkemper and Albert Nienhaus},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2010},
  volume={137 4},
  pages={952-68}
}
Test accuracy of interferon-gamma release assays (IGRAs) for diagnosing TB differs when using older or precommercial tools and inconsistent diagnostic criteria. This metaanalysis critically appraises studies investigating sensitivity and specificity of the commercial T-Spot.TB and the QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube Assay (QFT-IT) among definitely confirmed TB cases. We searched Medline, EMBASE, and Cochrane bibliographies of relevant articles. Sensitivities, specificities, and indeterminate rates… CONTINUE READING
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