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Quantiferon 1

Quantiferon-TB Gold in Tube Test
HCS 531: Technology and Health care
September 9, 2013

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In 2010, the World Health Organization estimated that 8.8 million people be infected with tuberculosis. Out of the 8.8 million, 1.4 million people died from the disease. Even though the disease incidence and mortality rate has been falling, there is still one third of the population that has latent TB infection. The goal of the World Health Organization is to eliminate the disease by 2050 and new measures of testing to detect LTBI (latent tuberculosis infection) are needed. With this is where Qua...

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