|Tuberculin Shortage - April 30, 2013
- Tuberculin Skin Test (TST)
Tuberculin skin tests (TST) are administered to detect the presence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium that causes tuberculosis (TB).
- TB Blood Tests
An Interferon Gamma Release Assay (IGRA), or TB blood test, is a method for detecting infection with M. tuberculosis. It is an acceptable alternative to the TB skin test in most situations.