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Links

Website for Cellestis, Manufacturer of commercial IFG Assays

General information about TB from the CDC

Oxford Immunotec Website. Manufacturer of T SPOT-TB Test.

Analysis of IFN-gamma release diagnostics

California TB Controllers Association

 

References

Cellestis Website and Product Documentation

City and County of San Francisco. QuantiFERON -TB Gold ® Blood Test for TB Infection
Provider Information and Guidelines for Interpretation. Feb. 2006.

CDC. Guidelines for Using the QuantiFERON®-TB Gold Test for Detecting Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection, United States. MMWR 2005: 2005 / 54(No.RR-15);49-55.

Dr. Masae Kawamura. TB Controller for San Francisco. Phone Interview. May 18th, 2006.

Dr. Neil Schluger. Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Phone Interview. May 12th, 2006.

Dr. Karen Smith. Public Health Officer for Napa County Dept of Public Health. Written Correspondence. May 16th, 2006.

Glunberg, Steven. QuantiFERON-TB: A new option for TB Screeing. Presentation. Oct 17, 2005.

Pai M, Riley LW, Colford JM Jr. Interferon-g assays in the immunodiagnosis of tuberculosis: a systematic review. Lancet Infect Dis 2004;4:761--76.

San Francisco County TB Control. 2005 Progress Report.

T‑SPOT.TB Test. Oxford Immunotec Ltd. http://www.oxfordimmunotec.com/products_services/howtbworks.html