TITLE

Blood Tests for Tuberculosis

AUTHOR(S)
Fischer, Philip R.
PUB. DATE
October 2010
SOURCE
Travel Medicine Advisor;Oct2010, Vol. 20 Issue 10, p57
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
As with skin tests, interferon gamma release assays using blood samples now serve as useful aids in diagnosing tuberculosis (TB) infection. Still, these tests must also be used and interpreted in view of the clinical situation, including age, immune status, and potential tuberculosis exposures of any given patient.
ACCESSION #
53918883

 

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