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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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 »
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 »