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Causes of False Positive and False Negative Results for Tuberculosis Using the T-SPOT.TB Test

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Clinical Laboratory
Infectious Diseases

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Description:

The T-SPOT.TB Test is an interferon gamma release assay for tuberculosis. While interferon gamma release assays have advantages over the tuberculin skin test, false positive and false negative results may occur. Accurate diagnosis is important to avoid over or under treatment of a serious communicable disease.

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