Preemployment screening for tuberculosis in a large health care setting: comparison of the tuberculin skin test and a whole-blood interferon-γ release assay.

@article{Khoury2011PreemploymentSF,
  title={Preemployment screening for tuberculosis in a large health care setting: comparison of the tuberculin skin test and a whole-blood interferon-γ release assay.},
  author={Nicole Zitterkopf Khoury and Matthew J. Binnicker and Nancy L. Wengenack and Timothy R. Aksamit and William G. Buchta and Robin G Molella},
  journal={Journal of occupational and environmental medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={53 3},
  pages={290-3}
}
OBJECTIVE Determine the performance of an interferon-γ release assay in a health care occupational surveillance program. METHODS From January 11, 2005, through January 31, 2006, all new employees (n = 652) undergoing standard, preemployment evaluation at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota were evaluated for tuberculosis using a standard process of symptom screening combined with tuberculin skin test (TST) and QuantiFERON-TB Gold test (QFT-G). RESULTS Comparing the results of QFT-G directly… CONTINUE READING

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