World Tuberculosis Day 2014

QuantiFERON Latent TB New Jersey

“Tuberculosis is the disease of the developed world and affects only certain socioeconomic classes”. These and other myths surrounding the world’s oldest and yet one of its deadliest diseases are still very prevalent. In particular, ignorance is widespread around the latent status of TB – that is when the germ hides in the body. Yet every 3rd person on this planet is infected with the bacterium – and every 10th out of those carrying the infection develops an active form of TB once in a lifetime, thereby imposing a serious public health threat also in western societies.

On this website, learn more about the disease and the most effective strategies to prevent it from becoming active.

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Questions and Answers about Tuberculosis
Facts and myths about Tuberculosis
New tool against an ancient enemy
History of the QuantiFERON technology
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Back to top Questions and Answers about Tuberculosis _MG_6584newark_lab_layout

Antonino Catanzaro, Professor of Medicine at UC San Diego and Director Tuberculosis Control has answered your questions about TB. Read them here... 



Back to top Facts and myths about Tuberculosis _MG_6584newark_lab_layout

There are many myths surrounding the world's oldest, yet one of its deadliest diseases. Learn more about its true impact on global healthcare and the connection between latent and active TB infections. More...   


Back to top New tool against an ancient enemy

Learn how a world-class TB clinic replaced the antiquated skin test with QIAGEN's innovative QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube test to protect patients and control the spread of tuberculosis. More...



Back to topHistory of the QuantiFERON technology Clunies Ross

In 2013, the inventors of the QuantiFERON technology, which is used to help diagnose infections with tuberculosis bacteria, received the prestigeous ATSE Clunies Ross Award. A corresponding video looks back to the history of this innovative technology. Watch it on Vimeo...

Back to topHow does the QuantiFERON technology work

QuantiFERON-TB Gold is a so-called interferon gamma release assay (IGRA). Learn how the technology uses the body's immune system to help diagnose TB infection. More...