Interferon-g release assay in HIV-infected patients with active tuberculosis: The participants were clinically diagnosed with pulmonary tuberculosis PTB and there was a group of healthy subjects. Diagnosing tuberculosis infection in the 21 st century: Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer. Curr Opin Pulm Med. A undetermined or uninterpretable result was found among the group of active PTB patients in two cases due to the low immune response to mitogen antigen in a positive control tube.
It is more useful in the case of smear-negative PTB patients and can help to rule out active pulmonary TB suspicions.
QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube test in active tuberculosis patients and healthy adults
Quantitative responses of the QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube test in pulmonary tuberculosis patients in relation to acid-fast bacilli smear and culture results compared with the responses of healthy adults. Curr Opin Pulm Med. Low sensitivity of a whole-blood interferon-gamma release assay for detection of active tuberculosis. Support Center Support Center. Interferon-g release assays for active pulmonary tuberculosis diagnosis in adults in low- and middle-income countries: