Latent Tuberculosis Infection – Important Developments in Diagnostic Testing
Description: Dr. Shamim Islam discusses latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI), Interferon Gamma Release Assay (IGRA) blood test and tuberculin skin test (TST).
At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:
• Understand latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) and identify appropriate patients to be tested
• Review differences between interferon gamma release assay (IGRA) blood test and tuberculin skin test
• Discuss LTBI in the pediatric population
ASCLS P.A.C.E.® credits are available to laboratory professionals through September 23, 2016.