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TB Notes 2, 2008
Director's Letter
Highlights from State and Local Programs
  TB Housing Village for Homeless Patients, Yuma County, Arizona
  Public Health and Correctional Partnership in Georgia
Laboratories Offering QFT Testing
Strategies for Targeted Testing and Treatment for Latent Tuberculosis Infection: Applying ATS/CDC Guidelines to a Best Practice Evaluation
TB Education and Training Network Updates
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  Training and Education Resources for BCG Vaccine
Communications, Education, and Behavioral Studies Branch Update
  Teachback Methodology: An Award-Winning Curriculum for Training Trainers
Clinical and Health Systems Research Branch Updates
  Study 26 Reaches Enrollment Goal
  Tuberculosis Diagnosis at Death Among HIV-Infected Persons: US Metropolitan Statistical Areas, 1998–2003
  New Publication to Arrive Soon
Mycobacteriology Laboratory Branch Update
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TB Notes Newsletter

No. 2 , 2008

Laboratories Offering QFT Testing

In January 2008, Kashef Ijaz, MD, MPH, chief of DTBE’s Field Services and Evaluation Branch, forwarded to TB controllers and others a link to a list of U.S. laboratories offering the QuantiFERON-Gold test (QFT-G). We are reprinting his communication in this issue for the information of readers. Dr. Ijaz noted that this list is updated frequently, thus, readers may want to go to the "Get-QFT" website often for the most up-to-date listing.

If you have any questions about QFT-G or labs that offer QFT-G, please contact Mark Boyle (tel: 800.519.4627 or 661.775.7480; e-mail:


Released October 2008
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