False-positive QuantiFERON TB-Gold test due to Mycobacterium gordonae

Kiran Gajurel, Aruna K. Subramanian

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Abstract

We report a case of QuantiFERON TB-Gold conversion associated to Mycobacterium gordonae in an elderly male from an assisted living facility without known risk factors for tuberculosis. This knowledge of environmental mycobacteria causing positive quantiferon assays is important to avoid unnecessary treatment of false-positive latent tuberculosis, especially in the absence of well-established positive predictive value of quantiferon conversion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)315-317
Number of pages3
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Volume84
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

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Assisted Living Facilities
Latent Tuberculosis
Nontuberculous Mycobacteria
Mycobacterium
Gold
Tuberculosis
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Interferon gamma release assay
  • Latent tuberculosis
  • Mycobacterium gordonae
  • Quantiferon
  • Tuberculosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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False-positive QuantiFERON TB-Gold test due to Mycobacterium gordonae. / Gajurel, Kiran; Subramanian, Aruna K.

In: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease, Vol. 84, No. 4, 01.04.2016, p. 315-317.

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Gajurel, Kiran ; Subramanian, Aruna K. / False-positive QuantiFERON TB-Gold test due to Mycobacterium gordonae. In: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease. 2016 ; Vol. 84, No. 4. pp. 315-317.
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