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- Latent Tuberculosis Infection (LTBI) Detection Methods
- Tuberculin Skin Test (TST)
- TST Interpretation and Classification
- TST False-Negative Reactions
- Two-Step Skin Testing
- Screening Newly-Hired Health Care Employees for Latent Tuberculosis Infection (LTBI)
- The two current methods for detecting latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) are tuberculin skin test (TST) and blood tests known as interferon-gamma re...
- CDC Guidelines
- Methods of Control
Level of Instruction: Basic.
Intended Audience: All clinical laboratory personnel.
Author information: Aileen Hyde, MS, MT(ASCP) is a free-lance science writer in the Atlanta, GA area. She has a particular interest in prevention of infectious disease after working in research and quality management positions in the biotechnology industry. She has a bachelor's degree in Medical Technology from Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, Tennessee and a master's degree in Physiology from Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California.
Reviewer Information: Barbara Cebulski, MS, MLS(ASCP) has over 40 years of experience in the medical laboratory profession as a technologist, section supervisor, and laboratory manager. She was an Inspection and Technical Specialist for nine years with the College of American Pathologists in the Laboratory Accreditation Program and, until her retirement in 2015, was Program Director for MediaLab, Inc. Barbara holds a Masters in Instructional Technology from Georgia State University.