Mantoux Test is a widely used test to detect latent tuberculosis infection. QuantiFERON Gold is also a test used to detect infection with tuberculosis. However, Mantoux Test and QuantiFERON Gold are not a diagnostic modality for tuberculosis," Dr Arun Chowdary Kotaru, Consultant, Respiratory/ Pulmonology & Sleep Medicine at Artemis Hospitals Gurgaon, tells ABP Live.
Dr Kotaru also says that tuberculosis infection and tuberculosis diseases are different from each other. “According to WHO data, about one quarter of the world's population is infected with tuberculosis bacteria. Only a small proportion of those infected will become sick with tuberculosis,” adds Dr Kotaru.
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Inputs Shared By:Dr Arun Chowdary Kotaru, Consultant, Respiratory/ Pulmonology & Sleep Medicine at Artemis Hospitals Gurgaon.