Identification of risk factors associated with disclosure of false positive bovine tuberculosis reactors using the gamma-interferon (IFNγ) assay

@inproceedings{Gormley2013IdentificationOR,
  title={Identification of risk factors associated with disclosure of false positive bovine tuberculosis reactors using the gamma-interferon (IFNγ) assay},
  author={Eamonn P. Gormley and Mairead B. Doyle and Anthony Duignan and Margaret Good and Simon J More and Tracy Ann Clegg},
  booktitle={Veterinary research},
  year={2013}
}
The gamma-interferon assay (IFNγ) is often used as an ancillary diagnostic test alongside the tuberculin skin test in order to detect Mycobacterium bovis infected cattle. The performance of the IFNγ test has been evaluated in many countries worldwide and wider usage as a disease surveillance tool is constrained due to the relatively low and inconsistent specificity at a herd and area level. This results in disclosure of a higher proportion of false positive reactors when compared with the skin… CONTINUE READING
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