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Qiagen's TB Test Cuts Estimate of Latent TB Incidence in China

publication date: Feb 11, 2015
In China's largest pivotal trial ever -- 21, 000 people -- Qiagen's TB test showed the incidence of latent TB infection in China's population is 18.8%. That was far lower than the 28.8% indicated by the century-old TB skin test, which registered many false positives. The QuantiFERON-TB Gold (QFT®) test, an interferon-gamma release assay, was approved for use in China in 2013. By lowering the estimate of China's at-risk population, the test renders a TB preventative program more feasible. Qiagen is headquartered in the Netherlands. More details....

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