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Interferon gamma release assay test is used to diagnose Tuberculosis.

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To diagnose tuberculosis infection

Your doctor may recommend this test for you if he suspects that you have tuberculosis.

The symptoms include:

  • An exposure to a person with tuberculosis is considered a risk factor
  • chroniccough that produces phlegm or sputum, sometimes blood – a cough that persists more than two weeks and worsens over a period of time
  • fever
  • chills
  • night sweats
  • unexplained weight loss

Interferon-release assays (IGRAs) represents the advances in tuberculosis immunology and evolutionary biology. IGRAs were intended to replace tuberculin skin test (TST) for the diagnosis of latent tuberculosis infection because of their logistical advantages and enhanced specificity over TST.

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