Daily Archives: July 12, 2013

TB Advocates urge action over misleading blood tests

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One is called “Gold.” Another is called “Platinum”.  But tuberculosis community advocates have other words for these tests, designed to detect latent tuberculosis, but marketed instead to detect active illness: worthless, unreliable, and ultimately, harmful. The Treatment Action Group (TAG) and the Global TB Community Advisory Board (TBCAB) sent letters to manufacturers of Quantiferon TB […]