TB Guidelines

Testing & Diagnosis


Testing & Diagnosis MMWR
Title Format Date Published
Diagnosis of Tuberculosis in Children and Adults
Clinical Infectious Disease 2017
Executive Summaryexternal icon
Full Guidelinesexternal icon
Executive Summary
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[2.83 MB]Full Guidelines
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[3.90 MB]
Availability of an Assay for Detecting Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Including Rifampin-Resistant Strains, and Considerations for Its Use — United States, 2013
MMWR  2013; 62 (No. 41)
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[283 KB]
National Shortage of Purified-Protein Derivative Tuberculin Products
MMWR  2013; 62 (No. 16)
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[647 KB]
Report of an Expert Consultation on the Uses of Nucleic Acid Amplification Tests for the Diagnosis of Tuberculosis PDFpdf icon
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Updated Guidelines for Using Interferon Gamma Release Assays to Detect Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection — United States, 2010
MMWR  2010; 59 (RR-5); 1-25
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[501 KB]
Updated Guidelines for the Use of Nucleic Acid Amplification Tests in the Diagnosis of Tuberculosis
MMWR  2009; 58 (01); 7-10
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[1.14 MB]
Guidelines for Using the QuantiFERON-TB Gold Test for Detecting Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection, United States
 2005; 54 (No. RR-15, 49-55)
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[543 KB]
Guidelines for the Investigation of Contacts of Persons with Infectious Tuberculosis: Recommendations from the National Tuberculosis Controllers Association and CDC
MMWR  2005; 54 (No. RR-15, 1-37)
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[543 KB]
Tuberculosis Associated with Blocking Agents Against Tumor Necrosis Factor – Alpha
California, 2002–2003 – MMWR  2004; 53 (No. 30)
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[324 KB]
Timing of Tuberculosis Screening and Smallpox Vaccination – Recommendations for Using Smallpox Vaccine in a Pre-Event Vaccination Program
MMWR  2003; 52 (No. RR-7)
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[326 KB]
Targeted Tuberculin Testing and Treatment of Latent Tuberculosis Infection
MMWR 2000; 49 (No. RR-6)
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[350 KB]
Diagnostic Standards / Classification of TB in Adults and Childrenexternal icon
Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2000; 161
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[150 KB]
The Role of BCG Vaccine in the Prevention and Control of Tuberculosis in the United States. (ACET and ACIP)
MMWR  1996; 45 (No. RR-4)
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[266 KB]