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QuantiFERON-TB Testing for Latent Tuberculosis Infection in Low-Prevalence Countries: Making the Most of an Imperfect Process

  • William J. Schneider (a1) (a2), Arthur E. Brown (a1) (a2) and Cynthia Eisenstein (a1)
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Employee Health and Wellness Services, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 222 East 70th Street, New York, NY 10021 (schneidw@mskcc.org)

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4. Joshi, M, Monson, T, Woods, G. QuantiFERON-TB test for annual screening of healthcare workers: not yet ready for prime time in low-prevalence countries. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2011;32:518.
5. Schneider, WJ, Eisenstein, C, Brown, AE, Patel, PH. Higher than expected annual QuantiFERON-Gold (QFT-G) “conversion” rate suggests a need for redefining reactivity criteria in healthcare workers (HCWs). 47th annual meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, 29 October-1 November 2009; Philadelphia.
6. Schneider, WJ, Brown, AE, Eisenstein, C. Successive comparative observations of test results using QuantiFERON-Gold (QFT-G) and QuantiFERON-Gold In Tube (QFT-GIT): implications in a health worker setting. 48th annual meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, 23 October 2010; Vancouver. Abstract 4947; poster LB-24.
7. Brown, AE, Eisenstein, C, Schneider, WJ, Kiehn, TE, Glickman, M. Results of QuantiFERON-TB Gold (QFT-G) testing of employees in a healthcare setting. 45th annual meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, 4-7 October 2007; San Diego, CA. Abstract LB-12.
8. Harada, N, Higuchi, K, Yoshiyama, T, et al. Comparison of the sensitivity and specificity of two whole blood interferon-gamma assays for M. tuberculosis infection . J Infect 2008;56:348353.

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