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CDC recommends new tuberculosis blood test

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 05 January 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:9
  1. Fred Charatan
  1. Florida

    The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recommending a new blood test for tuberculosis that it believes is more accurate than the existing test. The QuantiFERON-TB Gold test, made by the Australian company Cellestis, has been used by the San Francisco Department of Public Health since February 2005. Officials there said that it was “one of the first [tuberculosis] advancements made since the discovery of antibiotics” and that …

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