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Chest Infections: Fellow Case Report Poster - Chest Infections II |

Quantiferon Testing Conundrums

Leonel Carrasco, MD; Fareeha Hafeez, MD; Gene Pesola, PhD
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Harlem Hospital Center in Affiliation With Columbia University, New York, NY


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):128A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.137
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SESSION TITLE: Fellow Case Report Poster - Chest Infections II

SESSION TYPE: Affiliate Case Report Poster

PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

INTRODUCTION: Quantiferon-TB Gold (QFT-G) testing is used to screen populations for latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) since it requires only one patient visit (1). In low risk populations, false positive results can occur and can only be detected using a second screen (2). When the QFT-G results are unclear in immunocompetent subjects, PPD testing can help clarify MTB exposures.

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