Tuberculosis and Other Mycobacterial Infections

  • Authors: Richard E. Chaisson, MD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 3/30/17 (What's New)

Summary

  • Tuberculin skin test or interferon-γ release assays (IGRAs) are recommended for identifying LTBI[DHHS Adult OI]
  • CDC recommends the selection of screening tests for LTBI should be made on basis of the context, availability of the test, and cost-effectiveness of testing: (Management Guidelines)[Mazurek 2010]
    • IGRAs or tuberculin skin testing may be used in contact investigations or in occupational health programs

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