Diagnostic accuracy of ESAT-6 free IGRA compared to QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-tube.

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Summary of "Diagnostic accuracy of ESAT-6 free IGRA compared to QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-tube."

ESAT-6 is an immunodominant Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb) antigen included in novel vaccines against tuberculosis (TB) as well as in IFN release assays (IGRA). Therefore, the availability of an ESAT-6 free IGRA is essential to determine M.tb infection status following vaccination with ESAT-6-containing vaccines. We aimed to qualify a recently developed ESAT-6 free IGRA and to assess its diagnostic performance in comparison to QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube (QFT).


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Name: Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
ISSN: 1537-6591


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