Navigation Links
US College Students Needing TB Testing Now Have the Benefit of QFT(TM)
Date:8/28/2008

ries with a high incidence of TB disease (greater than or equal to 20 cases / 100,000 population). These students should be tested for latent TB infection (with either QFT or the TST), to reduce the risk of developing active TB disease. Additionally the ACHA guidelines recommend that health profession students, whether incoming or continuing, should be tested annually.

QFT is being used by a growing number of US colleges and universities including the University of Tennessee Health Science Center which published the first report of a college TB control program utilizing QFT (Vesser et al 2007). The report showed that QFT can be successfully implemented and is well accepted as an addition to a campus-wide TB surveillance program.

References

ACHA Guidelines-Tuberculosis Screening and Targeted Testing of College and University Students.

http://www.acha.org/Info_resources/tb_statement.pdf

Centers for Disease Control MMWR Dec 16 2005, Vol. 54, No. RR-15. Veeser PI, Smith PK, Handy B, Martin SR.

Tuberculosis screening on a health science campus: use of QuantiFERON-TB Gold test for students and employees. J Am Coll Health 2007; 56:175-80.

About QuantiFERON(R)-TB Gold (QFT(TM)):

QFT -- a simple blood test -- is the first major advance in TB diagnosis since the introduction of the tuberculin skin test (TST) over 100 years ago. The QFT test is based on measurement of a cell-mediated immune response in TB- infected individuals. The T-cells of these individuals are sensitized to TB, and respond to stimulation with peptides simulating those expressed by the TB causing bacteria, secreting a cytokine called interferon-gamma. QFT accurately measures the interferon-gamma response in a sensitive enzyme assay. QFT is unaffected by previous BCG vaccination and most other mycobacteria. Unlike the TST, it requires only one patient visit, is a controlled
'/>"/>

SOURCE Cellestis Limited
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology technology :

1. Nektar Presents Positive Results from Phase 1 Clinical Trial of NKTR-118 (oral PEG-naloxol) at American College of Clinical Pharmacology Meeting
2. KGI and Smith College Establish Leadership Forum for Women in Bioscience
3. Trubion Pharmaceuticals Announces Upcoming Presentations at American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting
4. Results of Colon Cancer Study Utilizing Pressure Cycling Technology (PCT) Presented at the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Meeting
5. Logical Therapeutics Co-Founder and CEO Honored with a Distinguished Investigator Award from the American College of Critical Care Medicine
6. CardioDynamics BioZ(R) ICG Technology Featured in American College of Cardiology (ACC) Audio Series
7. CV Therapeutics Announces Presentations at the American College of Cardiology 57th Annual Scientific Session
8. Boston College, MIT researchers achieve dramatic increase in thermoelectric efficiency
9. World Debut for BSPs HyperQ Stress System: 57th Annual American College of Cardiology Meeting 2008
10. Albert Einstein College of Medicine Receives $25-Million Gift to Support Stem Cell and Epigenomic Research and Clinical Skills Training
11. Albany College of Pharmacy Researcher Receives $368,445 Grant from the National Institutes of Health
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/18/2014)... 18, 2014 Texas Governor Rick ... Texas A&M Health Science Center CEO Brett Giroir, ... Health and Human Services (HHS), State of Texas ... pandemic influenza vaccine manufacturing facility in Bryan, Texas, ... for the Texas A&M Biocorridor – a rapidly ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... -- Research and Markets has announced the ... Industry Report, 2014-2017" report to their offering. ... can differentiate into specialized cells and can divide (through ... can be applied to treatment of cardiovascular diseases, leukemia ... damage or lesion of liver, kidney and other parenchymal ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... , Sept. 18, 2014 Research ... "Global Human Albumin Industry Report 2014" report ... Albumin Industry Report 2014 is a professional and in-depth ... albumin industry. The report provides a basic ... industry chain structure. The human albumin market analysis is ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... Leatherwood Plastics has selected Vycom’s ... stay competitive in the semiconductor, clean room and ... impact product quality and productivity, according to Dwight ... in 1980 in Lewisville, TX, Leatherwood Plastics ... left the business. Much of Leatherwood’s equipment building ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Texas A&M Dedicates National Pandemic Influenza Vaccine Manufacturing Facility, on Track for 2016 Start-Up Phase 2Texas A&M Dedicates National Pandemic Influenza Vaccine Manufacturing Facility, on Track for 2016 Start-Up Phase 3Texas A&M Dedicates National Pandemic Influenza Vaccine Manufacturing Facility, on Track for 2016 Start-Up Phase 4Global and Chinese Stem Cell Industry Report, 2014-2017 2Global and Chinese Stem Cell Industry Report, 2014-2017 3Global Human Albumin Industry Report 2014 2Global Human Albumin Industry Report 2014 3Leatherwood Plastics Selects Vycom’s Flametec PVC-C Material to Stay Competitive in Semiconductor and Lab Equipment Industries 2
... , , NEW YORK, Sept. 3 ... catalogue. , , Synthetic Biology: Emerging Global ... , , This Report: , ... in 2008. This is expected to increase to $2.4 billion in 2013, ...
... LAUSANNE, Switzerland, September 3 Debiopharm Group, ... with,a focus on the development of prescription drugs ... Life Sciences Award, to Dr Lluis,Quintana-Murci from the ... in the emerging field of evolutionary genetics of,infection. ...
... , , AURORA, Ontario, Sept. 3 ... announced that John Docherty, president and chief operating officer, will ... at 12:05 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, Sept. 9, at the ... will provide an overview of the Company,s leading product development ...
Cached Biology Technology:Reportlinker Adds Synthetic Biology: Emerging Global Markets Report 2Reportlinker Adds Synthetic Biology: Emerging Global Markets Report 3Reportlinker Adds Synthetic Biology: Emerging Global Markets Report 4Reportlinker Adds Synthetic Biology: Emerging Global Markets Report 5Reportlinker Adds Synthetic Biology: Emerging Global Markets Report 6Reportlinker Adds Synthetic Biology: Emerging Global Markets Report 7Reportlinker Adds Synthetic Biology: Emerging Global Markets Report 8Reportlinker Adds Synthetic Biology: Emerging Global Markets Report 9Reportlinker Adds Synthetic Biology: Emerging Global Markets Report 10Reportlinker Adds Synthetic Biology: Emerging Global Markets Report 11The Debiopharm Life Sciences Award Goes to Dr Lluis Quintana-Murci for his Novel and Original Research on the Human Evolutionary Genetics of Infection 2The Debiopharm Life Sciences Award Goes to Dr Lluis Quintana-Murci for his Novel and Original Research on the Human Evolutionary Genetics of Infection 3Helix Biopharma to Present at the Rodman & Renshaw 11th Annual Healthcare Conference 2Helix Biopharma to Present at the Rodman & Renshaw 11th Annual Healthcare Conference 3
(Date:9/18/2014)... BUFFALO, N.Y. A sleep-promoting circuit located deep in ... deep sleep. Discovered by researchers at Harvard School of ... and Biomedical Sciences, this is only the second "sleep ... to be both necessary and sufficient to produce deep ... Neuroscience , the study demonstrates that fully half of ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... ever starts a "frequent flyers" program, fruit flies surely ... laboratory has hosted increasing numbers of fruit fly research ... station in April, and another is scheduled launch to ... to launch in December. , Fruit flies are biomedical ... in space. Model organisms can reveal the basis for ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... the first smartphone app that automatically reveals students, ... other words, your smartphone knows your state of ... how that affects you. , The StudentLife app, ... to their academic performance, also may be used ... monitor mental health, trigger intervention and improve productivity ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):No sedative necessary: Scientists discover new 'sleep node' in the brain 2Buzzing with activity: Fruit flies orbit Earth for science 2Buzzing with activity: Fruit flies orbit Earth for science 3Buzzing with activity: Fruit flies orbit Earth for science 4New Dartmouth smartphone app reveals users' mental health, performance, behavior 2New Dartmouth smartphone app reveals users' mental health, performance, behavior 3New Dartmouth smartphone app reveals users' mental health, performance, behavior 4
... February 20, 2013)- Workplace-based programs that include dietary advice ... be a promising approach for men and women ... of a pilot study conducted by researchers at the ... (HNRCA) at Tufts University. Employees enrolled in the intervention ...
... genetic data with brain imaging, designed to identify genes associated ... has not only identified the APOE gene -- long associated ... with a second gene, called BCHE. A national research ... Medicine, reported the results of the study in an article ...
... DETROIT Resveratrol, a substance found in red grapes and ... and cognitive decline, according to a published laboratory study from ... healthy rats are less likely to suffer the long-term effects ... to loud noise for a long period of time. ...
Cached Biology News:Employees shed pounds in worksite-based weight loss intervention with behavioral counseling 2Employees shed pounds in worksite-based weight loss intervention with behavioral counseling 3Genome-wide imaging study identifies new gene associated with Alzheimer's plaques 2Genome-wide imaging study identifies new gene associated with Alzheimer's plaques 3Study: Resveratrol shows promise to protect hearing, cognition 2