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The TB Screening Test test contains 1 test with 4 biomarkers.

TB Screening Test - QuantiFERON®-TB Gold

Clinical Significance

tuberculosis is a communicable disease caused by infection with M. tuberculosis complex. Infection results in either acute disease or Latent TB Infection (LTBI), a non-communicable asymptomatic condition. The main purpose of diagnosing the latent stage is to consider medical treatment for preventing overt disease. Until recently, the tuberculin skin test was the only available method for diagnosing LTBI. QuantiFERON®-TB gold eliminates false positive skin test due to BCG vaccination and most Non-Tuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM) and is an objective, reproducible qualitative test. There are no side effects or adverse reactions due to patient hypersensitivity, and no "booster effect", whereby the first test induces a false positive response on re-testing. There is no need for follow-up patient visits to obtain test results.

Reference Range(s)

  • QuantiFERON®-TB GoldNegative
  • NILSee Laboratory Report
  • Mitogen-NILSee Laboratory Report
  • TB-NILSee Laboratory Report

The following is a list of what is included in the item above. Click the test(s) below to view what biomarkers are measured along with an explanation of what the biomarker is measuring.

Also known as: QuantiFERONTB Gold

Quantiferon(R)-Tb Gold