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How to use: interferon γ release assays for tuberculosis
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    The two fundamental caveats of IGRAs

    The reservations exepressed about the interpretation of interferon gamma release assays(IGRAs)(1)are underpinned by the following observations:- IGRAs do not reliably identify subjects with active tuberculosis(even in the context of culture positive disease)(2), as shown by a study where 45 subjects received a diagnosis of active tuberculosis characterised, in 37 of those subjects, by positive cultures for mycobacterium...

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