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H Kuang

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

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.302
Synopsis: 
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.

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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.

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

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