QIAGEN  

Germantown,  MD 
United States
http://www.qiagen.com
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QIAGEN is the manufacturer for QuantiFERON-TB Gold Plus the world’s leading IGRA test.

Are you testing individuals who are at risk for tuberculosis?

People, in general, think of Tuberculosis (TB) as a disease of the past but it remains today one of the Top 10 causes of death worldwide. TB spreads through close contact, coughing and sneezing. An estimated 13 million people in the US are infected with latent TB. One person with active TB can infect up to 15 others and put many more at risk (1).

So, who should be tested? The latest guidelines from the US Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) now include modern TB infection testing methods, like QuantiFERON-TB Gold Plus (QFT-Plus), and recommend proactive screening for asymptomatic adults who are at risk for TB. In addition, the CDC has also updated its testing recommendations for the use of Interferon-Gamma Release Assays (IGRAs) for the majority of the US testing population (2).  

Protect at-risk individuals in your community with an accurate TB blood test

QFT-Plus is a modern blood test to aid in the diagnosis of TB infection. The QFT-Plus test features innovative CD8 T cell technology to provide a more comprehensive picture of an individual’s immune response to TB. QFT-Plus is a more accurate test, producing fewer false-positive results than the tuberculin skin test (TST).

  • Single patient visit
  • Unaffected by prior BCG-vaccination
  • Highest specificity of any test for TB infection
  • Covered by insurance, including Medicare and Medicaid (3)

References:

  1. Houben, R.M. and Dodd, P.J. (2016) The global burden of latent tuberculosis infection: a re-estimation using mathematical modeling. PLoS Med. 13, e1002152.
  2. Lewinsohn, D.M. et al. (2017) Official ATS/CDC/IDSA Clinical Practice Guidelines: Diagnosis of Tuberculosis in Adults and Children. Clin. Infect. Dis. 64, 111-115.
  3. Miller, S. (2010) Administration issues regulations on first-dollar preventive care. Society for Human Resource Management, July 15 2010.www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/hr-topics/benefits/pages/preventivecareregs.aspx

Disclaimer: The performance of the USA format of the QFT-Plus test has not been extensively evaluated with specimens from individuals younger than age 17 years of age.


 Videos

Who is at risk and how to detect latent TB infection

 Products

  • QuantiFERON-TB Gold Plus
    QFT-Plus is an in vitro diagnostic aid for the detection of Tuberculosis infection and is intended for use in conjunction with risk assessment, radiography, and other medical and diagnostic evaluations. Click the link below to learn more....
  • Risk-based TB screening: a primary care approach
    Recent publications show the potential of QFT-Plus technology for at-risk patients. Learn about the latest guidelines and the importance of risk-based TB testing. Click the link below to watch the webinar....

  • Watch the webinar to learn the benefits of modern TB blood testing. https://go.qiagen.com/TBtesting
  • Protect university students from TB
    College and university TB prevention programs across the country are replacing the century-old TB skin test with QFT-Plus to support their student and staff screening programs. Click the link below to watch the webinar....

  • Watch the webinar to learn more. https://go.qiagen.com/Studentrecording
  • Improve TB testing in correctional facilities
    Inmates and staff in correctional facilities are at an increased risk for TB. The best way to prevent TB transmission is to identify latent TB infection and treat it before it poses a threat. Click the link below to watch the webinar....

  • Watch the on-demand webinar to learn the best testing option. https://go.qiagen.com/corrections

  • New TB testing guidelines for healthcare workers
    ​Healthcare workers are at increased risk for TB, and the CDC has updated tuberculosis testing guidelines that change the way hospitals screen their patients and employees for TB. Click the link below to watch the webinar....

  • Watch the webinar to take the first step to streamline your hiring. https://go.qiagen.com/HCPwebinar

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