The Most Widely Misunderstood Diagnostic Test: An Update
Description: Lee B. Reichman, MD, MPH provides an overview of latent tuberculosis epidemiology, testing and treatment, including an in-depth discussion of the tuberculin skin test (what he considers to be the most widely misunderstood diagnostic test) and the clinical utility and cost-effectiveness of interferon gamma release assays (IGRAs) for the detection of latent tuberculosis.
Learning objectives: at the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to
• Explain the role and limitations of the Mantoux tuberculosis test
• Describe the epidemiology of latent tuberculosis infection
• Discuss treatment for latent tuberculosis