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QuantiFERON ® -TB test

z First generation test: QuantiFERON ® -TB test is based on the response to PPD

z The second generation test is called QuantiFERON ® -TB Gold and uses a peptide cocktail simulating ESAT-6 and CFP-10 as well as positive and negative controls

z The third generation test is called the QuantiFERON ® -TB Gold In-Tube test. It has positive and negative controls, uses a peptide cocktail simulating ESAT-6, CFP-10 and TB7.7 and is formatted to be easier for clinical labs.

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