QuantiFERON TB gold: A new method for latent tuberculosis infection

Alessandra Bua, Paola Molicotti, Giovanni Delogu, Piero Pirina, Maria Stella Mura, Giordano Madeddu, Franca F. Saba, Ivana Maida, Leonardo A. Sechi, Stefania Zanetti

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Abstract

QuantiFERON-TB Gold obtained approval in 2003 by the Food and Drug Administration as a valid tool for the diagnosis of latent tuberculosis. In this report, we evaluated its potential use in the immunological diagnosis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infections in different groups of subjects. Our data indicate that QuantiFERON-TB Gold is specific for identifying subjects who have come into contact with M. tuberculosis and its use alongside traditional diagnostic techniques may be an important instrument for controlling tuberculosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)477-480
Number of pages4
JournalNew Microbiologica
Volume30
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2007

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Latent Tuberculosis
Mycobacterium tuberculosis
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Immunologic Tests
Mycobacterium Infections
United States Food and Drug Administration
Tuberculosis

Keywords

  • CFP-10
  • Esat-6
  • Immunity
  • Quantiferon-TB gold
  • Tuberculosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Microbiology

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Bua, A., Molicotti, P., Delogu, G., Pirina, P., Mura, M. S., Madeddu, G., ... Zanetti, S. (2007). QuantiFERON TB gold: A new method for latent tuberculosis infection. New Microbiologica, 30(4), 477-480.

QuantiFERON TB gold : A new method for latent tuberculosis infection. / Bua, Alessandra; Molicotti, Paola; Delogu, Giovanni; Pirina, Piero; Mura, Maria Stella; Madeddu, Giordano; Saba, Franca F.; Maida, Ivana; Sechi, Leonardo A.; Zanetti, Stefania.

In: New Microbiologica, Vol. 30, No. 4, 10.2007, p. 477-480.

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Bua, A, Molicotti, P, Delogu, G, Pirina, P, Mura, MS, Madeddu, G, Saba, FF, Maida, I, Sechi, LA & Zanetti, S 2007, 'QuantiFERON TB gold: A new method for latent tuberculosis infection', New Microbiologica, vol. 30, no. 4, pp. 477-480.
Bua A, Molicotti P, Delogu G, Pirina P, Mura MS, Madeddu G et al. QuantiFERON TB gold: A new method for latent tuberculosis infection. New Microbiologica. 2007 Oct;30(4):477-480.
Bua, Alessandra ; Molicotti, Paola ; Delogu, Giovanni ; Pirina, Piero ; Mura, Maria Stella ; Madeddu, Giordano ; Saba, Franca F. ; Maida, Ivana ; Sechi, Leonardo A. ; Zanetti, Stefania. / QuantiFERON TB gold : A new method for latent tuberculosis infection. In: New Microbiologica. 2007 ; Vol. 30, No. 4. pp. 477-480.
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