Evaluation of performance of quantiferon assay and tuberculin skin test in end stage renal disease patients receiving hemodialysis

Maden E. , BEKCI T. T. , KESLI R., Atalay H., Teke T., Solak Y., ...More

NEW MICROBIOLOGICA, vol.34, no.4, pp.351-356, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Title of Journal : NEW MICROBIOLOGICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.351-356


Purpose: End stage renal disease (ESRD) cases are associated with increased risk of tuberculosis. There is no gold standard method for detecting latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) in ESRD. The aim of the present study was to analyze the performance of the tuberculin skin test (TST) and QuantiFERON-TB Gold in tube (QFT-G) in cases receiving hemodialysis (HD).