INTERFERON GAMMA RELEASE ASSAY (IGRA) RESOURCES
MMWR JUNE 25, 2010: VOLUME 59: UPDATED GUIDELINES FOR USING INTERFERON GAMMA RELEASE ASSAY TO DETECT MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS INFECTION - USA 2010
LATENT TUBERCULOSIS INFECTION IN THE UNITED STATES: ARTICLE IN THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE (APRIL 2011)
TUBERCULOSIS OVERVIEW: presented by Tracy D. Murphy, MD; Wyoming Dept. of Health, State Epidemiologist/Deputy State Health Officer
TRANSMISSION, PATHOGENESIS, DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT OF LATENT TB INFECTION: presented by Kim Field, RN, MSN; Washington State Department of Health, Tuberculosis Program
COUNSELING AND EDUCATING PATIENTS ON TUBERCULOSIS: presented by Kim Field, RN, MSN; Washington Dept. of Health
REVIEW OF IGRAS: presented by Dr. Bob Belknap, Denver Public Health
December 28, 2009: TB Supply Orders and Skin Test Summary memo
TB RESOURCE LINKS
Mantoux TB test instructions
For a printable version of the Mantoux TB test instructions CLICK HERE.
http://www.nationaltbcenter.ucsf.edu/tbdruginfo/ : Tuberculosis Drug Information Guide *NEW*
http://www.bcgatlas.org/ : Resource for obtaining global BCG vaccination policies
http://www.tstin3d.com/ : Resource for interpreting TSTs and IGRAs
http://www.who.int/tb/publications/2006/patients_charter.pdf : World Health Organization: Patient Charter for TB Care: Rights and Responsibilities
https://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/idepc/diseases/tb/factsheets/translations.html#spanish : TB fact Sheets and Brochures by Language
http://www2c.cdc.gov/podcasts/player.asp?f=3739 : Learn how to evaluate people for latent TB infection with the Mantoux tuberculin skin test. This podcast includes sections on administering and reading the Mantoux tuberculin skin test, the standard method for detecting latent TB infection since the 1930s.
http://wwwn.cdc.gov/pubs/tb.aspx : CDC publications order form for TB resources such as posters, prevention training guides, toolkits, etc.
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5417a1.htm?s_cid=rr5417a1_e : Guidelines and resources for preventing transmission of TB in healthcare settings
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/pdf/rr/rr5415.pdf : CDC Contact investigation recommendations
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwR/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5908a3.htm : Adverse events among individuals being treated for LTBI
http://www.nationaltbcenter.edu/tbicweb/presentation.cfm : 60 minute web presentation: Practical Solutions for TB Infection Control: Infectiousness and Isolation
The updated booklet, Latent Tuberculosis Infection: a Guide for Primary Health Care Providers, is now available for order through the CDC online ordering system at http://wwwn.cdc.gov/pubs/tb.aspx. The booklet highlights recommendations on targeted testing, Interferon-Gamma Release Assays (IGRAs), treatment of LTBI, and clinical monitoring. It is also available on the DTBE website at http://www.cdc.gov/tb/publications/LTBI/default.htm.