Guidelines for the Diagnosis of Latent Tuberculosis Infection for the 21st Century (2nd Edition)

This scientific monograph, which was updated in 2008, discusses targeted tuberculin skin testing for latent TB infection as a strategic component of TB control. Specifically addressed are how to administer and interpret the tuberculin skin test with information about the test's specificity and sensitivity. There is also information about the QuantiFERON®- TB Gold In-Tube test and tuberculin sensitivity with mycobacteria other than M. tuberculosis. This monograph is certified for continuing medical and nursing education through the completion of a post-test and evaluation located at the end of the document.

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