Overview

The Tuberculin Skin Test was developed in 1907. While it was highly effective in the US for most of the 20th century, it no longer meets the needs of the 21st century.

At the end of the presentation and discussion participants will be able to:

  • Describe the diagnostic immunological testing options available for TB screening
  • Outline current screening recommendations
  • Evaluate the differences, advantages, and disadvantages among TB screening options
  • Identify specific advantages of IGRA testing in challenging clinical, public health, and employee health settings in the US

(run time: presentation 42m21s, Q&A session 39m9s)

About our Speaker

Juzar Ali, MD, FRCP(C), FCCP

Dr. Ali is a Professor of Medicine at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans and Director of the LSU-Wetmore Mycobacterial program. He is also attached to the regional office of Public Health through the Wetmore TB clinic. He is an academic clinician with special clinical and research interests in mycobacterial diseases and bronchiectasis within the section of Pulmonary Critical care at LSUHSC New Orleans.

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