Tb Gold Test

TB gold test is a diagnostic test done to detect the presence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The other name for this test is the QuantiFERON-TB gold test. This method is a modern replacement for the Mantoux test.

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Is it fine to get the COVID vaccine when there is a flare-up of psoriasis?

Query: Hi doctor, I had TB in the abdomen thirteen years ago, had medicine for two years. I am having psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis for the past eight years. I have diabetes for the last two years. Also, a couple of years ago had LTB and taken medicine for one year (Benadon and Isoniazid). Again two m...  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Increase protein intake in your diet like dates, green leafy vegetables, egg yolk, chicken, nuts, etc. Take tablet H-Vit Forte (Biotin), a multivitamin hair pill, after breakfast for 30 days. Avoid stress, anxiety, painkillers as it acts as aggravation factors in psoria...  Read Full »

Does my test suggest active TB infection?

Query: Hi doctor, During fitness examination I got know that I have bilateral apical pleural thickening in the chest x-ray, but neither in the past or current, I have any health complaints. So, the further investigation I did was PPD skin test and QuantiFERON TB gold test, which is positive 20 mm and 3.42 ...  Read Full »


Dr. Rohit Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your case, and I am of the following opinion. Your blood test and skin test are surely positive and are indicative of active tuberculosis. Your x-ray shows minimal pleural thickening, which shows past lesions. Now the issue is that you might have had s...  Read Full »

Please interpret my quantiferon TB Gold results.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having gastric issues and after an MRI the doctors identified a mass in my small intestine. They suspected many different things including Crohn's disease and intestinal tuberculosis. I went through different tests, and a couple of days later, the clinic called me to say I...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, to answer your question you have to understand two things. Test positive but disease negative = False positive result. Test positive and disease positive = True positive result. Your test is positive for TB (tuberculosis), but still the disease is not proved...  Read Full »

What is the indication of TB test for abscess drainage?

Query: Hello doctor, Sample was taken for culture and sensitivity test and TB test during abscess drainage. TB tests could not be successfully conducted due to some medical reasons. Culture and sensitivity test showed the presence of E.coli bacteria. I was given E.coli sensitive antibiotics for five days...  Read Full »


Dr. S D Sinha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It appears that there have not been any culture and sensitivity tests of the fluid before giving antibiotics, which is why the infection is coming back again. Additionally, the sinus formed needs to be removed and long term antibiotics given. Fortunately, it appears ...  Read Full »

My cough lasted only for a week and the doctor says it is tuberculosis.Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, There is parenchymal infiltrate on the right upper lobe of my lung. My doctor said that I have a ptb3, which looks like a serious stage of tuberculosis. I was shocked because I never had a cough since September. Before the month of September, my cough lasted only for a week and then su...  Read Full »


Dr. Indu Bhushan Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com.  Only parenchymal infiltration in the right upper lobe does not confirm tuberculosis. It needs clinical correlation and further investigations. You need an apicolordotic view of chest x-ray. It gives an excellent view of apical region of lungs. Because, in the normal che...  Read Full »

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