Utilization of the QuantiFERON-TB gold test in a two-step process with the tuberculin skin test to evaluate health care workers for latent tuberculosis

Baha Abdalhamid, Steven Heye Hinrichs, Jodi L. Garrett, Jean M. O'Neill, Kristine M. Hansen-Cain, Amy A. Armbrust, Peter Charles Iwen

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Abstract

A cost analysis of combining a tuberculin skin test (TST) and the QuantiFERON-TB Gold test (QFT-GT) to detect latent tuberculosis in newly hired health care workers was performed. An approximately 50% reduction in the cost of additional care was realized when workers with positive TST results were subsequently screened using the QFT-GT.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2955-2956
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume48
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2010

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Utilization of the QuantiFERON-TB gold test in a two-step process with the tuberculin skin test to evaluate health care workers for latent tuberculosis. / Abdalhamid, Baha; Hinrichs, Steven Heye; Garrett, Jodi L.; O'Neill, Jean M.; Hansen-Cain, Kristine M.; Armbrust, Amy A.; Iwen, Peter Charles.

In: Journal of clinical microbiology, Vol. 48, No. 8, 01.08.2010, p. 2955-2956.

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