Monthly Follow up of Interferon Gamma Releasing Assay (IGRA) Among Health-care Workers Treating Tuberculosis (TB) Patients
Interferon gamma releasing assay(IGRA) is useful to diagnose latent tuberculosis. However,IGRA responses could show within-subject variability. We wanted to determine long-term IGRA variability in health-care workers who continuously expose to tuberculosis patients.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Monthly Follow up of Interferon Gamma Releasing Assay Among Health-care Workers Treating TB Patients|
- Results of interferon-gamma releasing assay [ Time Frame: monthly for 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||May 2010|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2011|
|Primary Completion Date:||May 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|Health care workers||
Other: Blood samplings
About 3.5ml of blood will be drawn from the participants monthly.
IGRA will be performed monthly in health-care workers with continuous exposure to tuberculosis patients for 1 year.
|Korea, Republic of|
|Division of Pulmonology and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine and Lung Institute of Medical Research Center, Seoul National University College of Medicine|
|Seoul, Korea, Republic of, 110-744|
|Study Chair:||Jae-Joon Yim, MD||Division of Pulmonology and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine and Lung Institute of Medical Research Center, Seoul National University College of Medicine|