Indeterminate QuantiFERON-TB gold in-tube assay results in children: Possible association with procedural specimen collection

Duc Hieu P. Bui, Andrea T. Cruz, Edward A. Graviss

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Abstract

Fifty-six of 182 (31%) children had indeterminate QuantiFERON assays. Indeterminate assays were associated with inpatient status [odds ratios (OR): 11.7, 95% confidence interval 3.9-34.9], but not with age, gender or medical comorbidities. This indicates that indeterminates may be due to specimen handling, and proper procedural training may be necessary to decrease indeterminate QuantiFERON results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)220-222
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume33
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

Keywords

  • indeterminate
  • interferon-gamma release assay
  • pediatric
  • procedural
  • shaking tubes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Microbiology (medical)

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