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ERIC Number: EJ778342
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0744-8481
Tuberculosis Screening on a Health Science Campus: Use of QuantiFERON-TB Gold Test for Students and Employees
Veeser, Peggy Ingram; Smith, Phillip Karl; Handy, Barry; Martin, Sharon R.
Journal of American College Health, v56 n2 p175-180 Sep-Oct 2007
Detecting and managing "Mycobacterium tuberculosis" (TB) infection in a health-science center population is a clinical dilemma. Tuberculin skin tests are still the preferred method for detecting present or past infection of TB. The authors discuss the performance of whole blood interferon gamma release assay test commercially known as QuantiFERON-TB Gold Test (QFT-G) as an additional tool for a TB surveillance program for the students and employees at an academic medical center. QFT-G was successfully implemented as a confirmatory test for screening of TB infection. The following are appended: (1) Contraindications for QuantiFERON-TB Gold Test; and (2) Advantages/Disadvantages of QuantiFERON-TB Gold Test (QFT-G). (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee