Use QuantiFERON-TB Gold Plus for your healthcare worker TB screening program and improve the accuracy, efficiency and cost-effectiveness of testing.
Healthcare workers are at 2- to 5-fold increased risk of developing latent TB infection compared with the general population (1). Even employees with brief patient contact and members of staff without patient care responsibilities may be exposed to TB through droplets from a person with TB disease. Transmission of TB bacteria in healthcare settings to and between patients and healthcare workers has been reported in virtually every country of the world, regardless of how much TB exists in the local community.
QuantiFERON-TB Gold Plus (QFT-Plus) is a blood test that can help diagnose TB infection. QFT-Plus is a major scientific advance over the 100-year-old skin test (Mantoux, TST, or PPD), giving greater accuracy and cost-effectiveness, and a more reliable result in a single visit.
(1) Baussano, I., et al. (2011) Emerg. Infect. Dis. 17, 488.