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Current Research in Tuberculosis
  Year: 2011 | Volume: 3 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 16-19
DOI: 10.3923/crt.2011.16.19
 
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Evaluating the Indeterminate Results of the QuantiFERON-TB Gold in-Tube Test

Sudhir Pandey, Ashok Rattan and Manoj Singh

Abstract:
QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube Test is an in vitro laboratory diagnostic test which is used as an aid in diagnosing Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection or disease. Sometimes it is associated with indeterminate results which make the diagnosis difficult for the patients. Here we sought to understand the possible reasons for indeterminate results obtained in QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube Tests conducted in a small setting at Super Religare Laboratories, Gurgaon. In present study, we found that most of the indeterminate results obtained in QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube Tests were due to possible immunosuppression in the patients and not due to any laboratory technical error. The reasons for immunosuppression should be investigated in the patients before concluding the indeterminate results.
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Sudhir Pandey, Ashok Rattan and Manoj Singh, 2011. Evaluating the Indeterminate Results of the QuantiFERON-TB Gold in-Tube Test. Current Research in Tuberculosis, 3: 16-19.

DOI: 10.3923/crt.2011.16.19

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=crt.2011.16.19

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