Improving T-cell assays for diagnosis of latent TB infection: Confirmation of the potential role of testing Interleukin-2 release in Iranian patients.


BACKGROUND Since gamma interferon release assays (IGRAs) cannot differentiate between active tuberculosis and latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI), development of rapid and specific diagnosis tools are essential for discriminating between active tuberculosis (TB) from LTBI. Both IGRAs are based on Mycobacterium tuberculosis-specific antigens, namely, early… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.aller.2015.09.004


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