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Tuberculosis: Skin and Blood Tests

Tuberculosis: Skin and Blood Tests is a topic covered in the Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests.

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General

Synonym/Acronym:
TST, TB tine test, PPD, Mantoux skin test, QuantiFERON-TB Gold blood test (QFT-G), QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube test (QFT-GIT), T-SPOT.TB test (T-SPOT).

Common Use:
To evaluate for current or past tuberculin infection or exposure.

Specimen:
Whole blood collected in a green-top (LiHep) tube (QuantiFERON-TB Gold and T-SPOT.TB blood tests), whole blood collected in each of three special (nil, antigen, and mitogen) specimen containers (QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube test).

Normal Findings:
(Method: Intradermal skin test, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay [ELISA] blood test for QuantiFERON assays, enzyme-linked ImmunoSpot [ELISPOT] for T-SPOT.TB test) Negative.

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Citation

Bladh, Mickey Lynn., and Anne M. Van Leeuwen. "Tuberculosis: Skin and Blood Tests." Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425113/all/Tuberculosis:_Skin_and_Blood_Tests.
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Tuberculosis: Skin and Blood Tests. Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425113/all/Tuberculosis:_Skin_and_Blood_Tests. Accessed April 19, 2019.
Bladh, M. L., & Van Leeuwen, A. M. (2017). Tuberculosis: Skin and Blood Tests. In Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425113/all/Tuberculosis:_Skin_and_Blood_Tests
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Tuberculosis: Skin and Blood Tests [Internet]. In: Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 April 19]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425113/all/Tuberculosis:_Skin_and_Blood_Tests.
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