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Old TB skin test
The new TB blood tests
Interferon-gamma release assays (IGRAs) are preferred over tuberculin skin tests for many patient types and situations
Groups with poor rates of return for tuberculin skin test (TST) reading6
Individuals who have received BCG vaccination6
The United States Preventive Services Task Force8 Grade B recommendation:
Foreign-born adults from higher prevalence countries, regardless of age, duration in the US, or co-morbidities
Individuals in congregate settings
Ensures LTBI screening for at-risk adults is covered by most private health plans, Medicaid, and Medicare
American Thoracic Society, Infectious Diseases Society of America, and CDC9
American Academy of Pediatrics10
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