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New landmark TBESC study demonstrates the benefits of TB blood tests

Largest-ever US study on TB testing confirms benefits of IGRAs

The recent publication of the largest-ever US study comparing the use of TB blood tests (IGRAs) to the tuberculin skin test (TST) reaffirms current guidance regarding the preferred use of IGRAs for at-risk populations (1).

Including more than 20,000 participants across 10 US sites, the landmark US CDC-funded Tuberculosis Epidemiologic Studies Consortium (TBESC) study demonstrates that TB blood testing more accurately identifies latent TB among non-US-born individuals that have received the BCG vaccination, compared to TST.

Download the white paper now to learn more about this and other key findings that support the use of IGRA testing, including QuantiFERON®-TB Gold Plus, as a key tool in the global effort to end TB.

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  1. Ho, C.S. et al. (2021) Comparison of three tests for latent tuberculosis infection in high-risk people in the USA: an observational cohort study. Lancet Infect Dis. doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(21)00145-6.

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