Use of the QuantiFERON-TB Gold test to confirm latent tuberculosis infection in a Canadian tuberculosis clinic.

@article{Kunimoto2009UseOT,
  title={Use of the QuantiFERON-TB Gold test to confirm latent tuberculosis infection in a Canadian tuberculosis clinic.},
  author={Dennis Y Kunimoto and Evelina Der and Avril Beckon and Laurent Thomas and Mary Lou Egedahl and Anita Beatch and Glenn Williams and G. William Tyrrell and Rabia Ahmed and Neil Brown and Richard Long},
  journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  year={2009},
  volume={13 6},
  pages={726-30}
}
SETTING Capital Health Tuberculosis (TB) Clinic, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. OBJECTIVE To analyze the QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube test (QFT) results after implementation as a routine test for tuberculin skin test (TST) positive patients. DESIGN From November 2004 until January 2007, patients who were TST-positive and were eligible for preventive treatment based on Canadian guidelines, were offered a QFT. RESULTS Of 1446 TST-positive patients, only 566 (39.6%) were QFT-positive. Categorized… CONTINUE READING

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