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Thursday, September 11 • 10:15am - 11:15am
A002 Testing and Treatment of Latent TB in an Era of Declining TB Incidence (Intermediate)

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Topic Overview:

The epidemiology of tuberculosis (TB) in the United States is changing rapidly. Interferon gamma release assays (IGRAs) provide new alternatives to skin testing for detection of latent TB infection. These developments have important implications related to healthcare worker TB screening. This presentation will review recent data regarding performance of IGRAs and discuss the challenges of implementing and interpreting these tests. 



  1. Review changing epidemiology of latent and active tuberculosis in the United States, specifically among healthcare workers.
  2. Compare available tests for latent TB infection, with emphasis on interferon gamma release assays.
  3. Discuss challenges in the implementation of healthcare worker TB screening in low-incidence settings. 


Randall Revas, MD, MSc

Randall Reves is a Professor of Medicine in Infectious Diseases at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Colorado School of Public Health. After serving for 22 years as Medical Director of the Denver Metro Tuberculosis Control Program at Denver Public Health Department and a staff physician in Infectious Diseases at Denver Health Medical Center, he retired in February 2013. He... Read More →

Thursday September 11, 2014 10:15am - 11:15am
Napoleon Ballroom 3/F

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