This "Phlebotomy Webinar" presentation will review the methods available to detect latent infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis, or latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI), including the classic tuberculin skin test and the more recently developed interferon gamma release assays (IGRA). The advantages and limitations of each of these methods will be discussed and the latest recommendations on their use will be presented. This will include a discussion of recent recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on routine screening of health care workers for LTBI using IGRAs.
Video length: 55 min
Elitza Theel, Ph.D., D(ABMM)
Director, Infectious Diseases Serology Laboratory
Professor, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
This series is appropriate for phlebotomists, phlebotomy managers, phlebotomy educators, and other patient-care staff involved in specimen collection.
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