Friday, September 03, 2010

CDC guidelines on Interferon Gamma Release Assays to Detect Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection

The assay can be considered as an alternative to the tuberculin skin test. In many patients it's either/or. In some cases the new assay may be advantageous, as in patients at risk not to return to have the skin test read at the proper time.

Via MMWR. Medscape report here.

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