Low agreement between the T-SPOT®.TB assay and the tuberculin skin test among college students in China.

@article{Zhao2011LowAB,
  title={Low agreement between the T-SPOT®.TB assay and the tuberculin skin test among college students in China.},
  author={Jin Zhao and Y Wang and H Wang and C. Jiang and Zuoguang Liu and X Meng and G Song and N Cheng and Edward A. Graviss and Xin Ma},
  journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  year={2011},
  volume={15 1},
  pages={134-6}
}
  • Jin Zhao, Y Wang, +7 authors Xin Ma
  • Published 2011 in
    The international journal of tuberculosis and…
T-SPOT®.TB and the tuberculin skin test (TST) were used to screen for latent tuberculosis infection among 899 Chinese college students. The positivity rates for T-SPOT®.TB and TST were respectively 13.0% (95% confidence interval [CI] 10.4-15.9) and 24.9% (95%CI 21.5-28.6) among students with a bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) scar (agreement of both tests 72.3%; 95%CI 68.6-75.8; κ = 0.118), and respectively 17.3% (95%CI 11.7-24.2) and 23.7% (95%CI 17.3-31.2) among those without a BCG scar… CONTINUE READING