Specificity of a whole blood IGRA in German nursing students

January 2011
BMC Infectious Diseases;2011, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p245
Academic Journal
The article presents information on a study conducted to investigate the specificity and the negative predictive value of a whole blood interferon-gamma release assays (IGRA) in German nursing students. IGRA are used for tuberculosis (TB) screening in healthcare workers (HCWs). In the study, a group of 180 students, all with very low risk of prior TB infection, were monitored for the development of active TB disease, and IGRA was performed on them.


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