Interferon-γ release assays and tuberculin skin testing for diagnosis of latent tuberculosis infection in healthcare workers in the United States.

@article{Dorman2014InterferonRA,
  title={Interferon-γ release assays and tuberculin skin testing for diagnosis of latent tuberculosis infection in healthcare workers in the United States.},
  author={Susan E. Dorman and Robert Belknap and Edward A. Graviss and Randall R. Reves and Neil W Schluger and Paul C Weinfurter and Yangyang Wang and Wendy A. Cronin and Yael Hirsch-Moverman and Larry D. Teeter and Matthew Parker and Denise O. Garrett and Charles L. Daley},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={189 1},
  pages={77-87}
}
RATIONALE IFN-γ release assays (IGRAs) are alternatives to tuberculin skin testing (TST) for diagnosis of latent tuberculosis infection. Limited data suggest IGRAs may not perform well for serial testing of healthcare workers (HCWs). OBJECTIVES Determine the performance characteristics of IGRAs versus TST for serial testing of HCWs. METHODS A… CONTINUE READING