Tuberculin Test

Known as: testing tuberculin, skin testing tuberculin, skin test tuberculosis 
A test to determine if a subject has ever had a tuberculosis infection. A small amount of purified tuberculosis protein is placed under the skin of… (More)
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Highly Cited
2009
Highly Cited
2009
RATIONALE The optimal strategy for the diagnosis of latent tuberculosis infection is controversial. Adoption of a two-step… (More)
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Highly Cited
2009
Highly Cited
2009
Approximately 20% of persons living in areas hyperendemic for tuberculosis (TB) display persistent lack of tuberculin skin test… (More)
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Highly Cited
2008
Highly Cited
2008
BACKGROUND There are limited data comparing the performance of the two commercially available interferon gamma (IFN-gamma… (More)
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Highly Cited
2007
Highly Cited
2007
BACKGROUND The tuberculin skin test (TST) has low specificity. QuantiFERON-TB Gold (QFT-G) and T-SPOT.TB are based on interferon… (More)
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Highly Cited
2007
Highly Cited
2007
OBJECTIVE In vitro interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma) assays have emerged as novel alternatives to the tuberculin skin test (TST) for… (More)
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Highly Cited
2005
Highly Cited
2005
CONTEXT A recently developed whole-blood interferon gamma (IFN-gamma) assay based on stimulation with the Mycobacterium… (More)
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Highly Cited
2005
Highly Cited
2005
CONTEXT Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in health care workers has not been adequately studied in developing countries using… (More)
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Highly Cited
2003
Highly Cited
2003
BACKGROUND The diagnosis of latent tuberculosis infection relies on the tuberculin skin test (TST), which has many drawbacks… (More)
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Highly Cited
2001
Highly Cited
2001
CONTEXT Identifying persons with latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) is crucial to the goal of TB elimination. A whole-blood… (More)
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Highly Cited
1991
Highly Cited
1991
An extensive field comparison of the gamma interferon (IFN-gamma) assay and the single intradermal tuberculin test for the… (More)
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