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BLOOD TESTS MAY BE BETTER THAN STANDARD SKIN TEST FOR DIAGNOSING LATENT TUBERCULOSIS

April 24, 2006
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Two blood tests for diagnosing latent tuberculosis (TB) infection can each produce fewer false-positive results than the standard tuberculin skin test in patients presumed to be HIV-negative, according to a study in this week's issue of The Lancet.

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