Tuberculosis Blood Test Believed Superior to Skin Test

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Tuberculosis Blood Test

Researchers found that a new, more sensitive blood test can detect latent tuberculosis (TB) more effectively than the traditional tuberculin skin test, especially in foreign individuals, according to a new study published in the first issue of the November 2005 American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

The new test may prove to be an important tool in controlling