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QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube

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QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube Applications, cont.

Slide 14

November 2009

What I’d like to do now is review the findings of a recent study that provide data to support the use of interferon gamma release assays in the situations we’ve discussed. This study published in 2008 by Pai et al was a systematic review, in which the authors performed a meta-analysis of 38 studies comparing interferon gamma release assays to the tuberculin skin test. The sensitivity was assessed using microbiologically confirmed TB cases, and the specificity was measured using healthy, low-risk individuals without known exposure to TB.

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