However, since it's recommended that patients be screened for tuberculosis before going on rituximab, and PRN1008 also targets B cells, she and her coinvestigators followed the same practice in Believe-PV And because it takes a couple of weeks for the results of the Quantiferon-TB Gold In-Tube test
to come back, it would be unethical for patients newly diagnosed with pemphigus to go untreated and in pain during that period; they get corticosteroids, at least initially.
Gordon, "Reducing the rates of indeterminate results of the QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube test
during routine preemployment screening for latent tuberculosis infection among healthcare personnel," Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, vol.
Initial laboratory test results were within reference ranges or negative, including complete blood count, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, C-reactive protein, creatinine, QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube Test
(Quest Diagnostics, Madison, NJ, USA), HIV serologies, rhumatoid factor (despite positive test 2 years prior), and cyclic citrullinated peptide antibodies.
QuantiFERON-TB Gold in-Tube test
and T-SpotTB test are two examples of TB blood tests.
SUMMARY--The aim of this study was to investigate the role of the QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube test
(QFT-GIT) in detecting latent tuberculosis in immunocompromised patients before introducing tumor necrosis factor (TNF-[alpha]) antagonists.