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The Value of T-SPOT.TB Technology in the Diagnosis of Tuberculosis in Elderly Patients

A clinical study to compare diagnostic techniques for identifying tuberculosis revealed that the T-SPOT.TB technique demonstrated a significant improvement in the diagnosis of positive cases, compared to PPD test, in both young and elderly.


Objectives: To investigate the clinical value of T-SPOT.TB technology (γ-interferon release assay for tuberculosis (TB) infection in the diagnosis of TB in elderly patients.

02 Aug, 2016
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e-Published: 16 Aug, 2016


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