IGRA tests perform similarly to TST but cause no adverse reactions: pediatric experience in Finland

@article{Tavast2008IGRATP,
  title={IGRA tests perform similarly to TST but cause no adverse reactions: pediatric experience in Finland},
  author={Esko Tavast and E P I Salo and Ilkka Sepp{\"a}l{\"a} and Tamara Tuuminen},
  journal={BMC Research Notes},
  year={2008},
  volume={2},
  pages={9 - 9}
}
Two commercial interferon gamma release assays (IGRAs) (QuantiFERON®-TB Gold in Tube and T SPOT®-TB) to detect a contact with M. tuberculosis have recently become available. The majority of studies agree that the sensitivity and specificity of these methods are superior to the Tuberculin Skin Tests (TSTs) in detecting an exposure to bacteria in latently infected individuals and in clinical tuberculosis. However, the data in children remains limited. Consecutively collected samples from children… CONTINUE READING