This test is an alternative to the skin test / X-ray and checks for the presence of tuberculosis in the blood.
QuantiFERON-TB Gold Test
This test is an FDA approved blood test that checks for the presence of tuberculosis.
The QuantiFERON-TB Gold Test is a new alternative to the skin test. The test requires a single blood draw and can be done at the same time as other blood tests. It is a great alternative for people who test positive on the skin test but do not suspect they have active tuberculosis and want to avoid a chest x-ray.
Please note that not all lab locations can perform this test. The labs that do perform the test typically only do so at certain hours. Please contact your local lab for more information.
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