QuantiFERON TB Gold: a new method for latent tuberculosis infection

Giovanni Delogu, Alessandra Bua, P Molicotti, P Pirina, Ms Mura, G Madeddu, F Franca Saba, I Maida, La Sechi, S. Zanetti

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Abstract

QuantiFERON-TB Gold obtained approval in 2003 by the Food and Drug Administration as a valid tool for the diagnosis of latent tuberculosis. In this report, we evaluated its potential use in the immunological diagnosis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infections in different groups of subjects. Our data indicate that QuantiFERON-TB Gold is specific for identifying subjects who have come into contact with M. tuberculosis and its use alongside traditional diagnostic techniques may be an important instrument for controlling tuberculosis.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)477-480
Numero di pagine4
RivistaNew Microbiologica
Volume30
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2007

Keywords

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Antigens, Bacterial
  • Bacterial Proteins
  • Bacteriological Techniques
  • Blood
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Interferon-gamma
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Reagent Kits, Diagnostic
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Tuberculosis

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