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QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube

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Slide 13

November 2009

While this has been an algorithm that has been adopted by certain groups, I believe there are situations where initial testing by QuantiFERON may be useful. These situations would first include testing patients with a known history of BCG vaccination. Testing this group by QuantiFERON may significantly reduce the number of false positive skin test results, and subsequently reduce the costs associated with follow-up visits and diagnostic testing. A second scenario where primary testing by QuantiFERON makes sense is in health care workers and annual hospital employee screening. The requirement for a single visit for these individuals would reduce the time and costs associated with being away from work for follow-up visits.

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