QuantiFERON-TB Gold: state of the art for the diagnosis of tuberculosis infection?

@article{Connell2006QuantiFERONTBGS,
  title={QuantiFERON-TB Gold: state of the art for the diagnosis of tuberculosis infection?},
  author={Tom G. Connell and Molebogeng X Rangaka and Nigel Curtis and Robert J Wilkinson},
  journal={Expert review of molecular diagnostics},
  year={2006},
  volume={6 5},
  pages={663-77}
}
Tuberculosis (TB) remains a major threat to global health. The recently launched Global Plan to Stop Tuberculosis 2006-2015 highlights the need for accurate, simple and low-cost diagnostic tests for the detection of TB infection. For the first time in decades, new diagnostic tools have emerged that may facilitate this goal. The discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis-specific immunodominant antigens has led to the development of interferon gamma-release assays that have been shown to have high… CONTINUE READING

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