Costs and Consequences of Using Interferon-γ Release Assays for the Diagnosis of Active Tuberculosis

Published Date:

04/28/2015

Source:

PubMed - NCBI

Authors:

Little KM, Pai M, Dowdy DW

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Original Article

There is growing concern that interferon-γ release assays (IGRAs) are being used off-label for the diagnosis of active tuberculosis (TB) disease in many high-burden settings, including India, where the background prevalence of latent TB infection is high. We analyzed the costs and consequences of using IGRAs for the diagnosis of active TB in India from the perspective of the Indian TB control sector.

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