tuberculosis test

tuberculosis test

Any of a number of tests used to detect past exposure to, or current infection by M tuberculosis. See Mantoux test, Tuberculin skin test.
Tuberculosis test
1. Tests that document current infection, either by a direct smear of sputum, or by culturing a specimen, eg sputum, lymph node, lung biopsy; M tuberculosis, is notoriously slow to grow, requiring 3+ weeks for definitive identification when cultured in the traditional fashion; more recently, molecular techniques, eg PCR-have been used to shorten the turnaround time for test results
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2. Tests that evaluate the immune response, see Mantoux test, Tuberculin test.
Obsolete TTs include colorimetric tests–once believed to measure substance(s) seen in ↑ amounts in Pts with TB, the mirror test and theurorosein test; other TTs, eg the tine and Sterneedle tests, that measure sensitivity to tuberculin, reflect the Pt's immune status, and have been abandoned.
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Rolandi said that a microneedle patch test has potential as a simpler, more reliable option than the traditional tuberculosis test for children who are needle-shy, or in developing countries where medical care is limited.
Both the institutions have made a joint international call for urgent action to develop a point of care tuberculosis test to be used worldwide as millions of people live with the disease and hundreds of thousands die from it every year.
It also found discrepancies with the ages of some of the cattle at Ffynnondafolog during a routine inspection and tuberculosis test.
LRB is working with scientists at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences to develop a 30-minute tuberculosis test as well.
WHO endorses new rapid tuberculosis test [cited 2011 Feb 3].
The company is additionally fortified with three proprietary products, CarvasinTM - Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular pathology therapeutic regimen, (Heart Disease Protocol Medication), DST - a Syphilis Screening Test utilized by the US DoD, and The D-Mantoux Tuberculosis Test with two FDA approvals and a third eminently pending Phase One Trials.
The most widely used tuberculosis test is 125 years old and routinely misses half of all cases, doctors said in an editorial accompanying the study.
The situation on Tweed's farm was only discovered after an animal welfare officer went to speak to him in February about an overdue tuberculosis test that farmers are obliged to carry out.
Once accepted, volunteers attend an orientation, receive a tuberculosis test, and purchase a uniform.
An inmate sued state corrections officials alleging violation of her constitutional rights when she was left in segregated housing after she refused to submit to a tuberculosis test for religious reasons.
These are the Enhanced Mycobacterium tuberculosis Direct Test (E-MTD; GenProbe, San Diego, CA) and the Amplicor Mycobacterium tuberculosis Test (Amplicor; Roche Diagnostic Systems, Inc.
To date, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared 2 NAA tests for direct detection of MTBC in respiratory specimens, the Amplified Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Direct Test (MTD) (Gen-Probe, Inc, San Diego, Calif) and the AMPLICOR Mycobacterium tuberculosis Test (Roche Diagnostic Systems, Inc, Indianapolis, Ind).

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