Molecular Diagnosis & Therapy

, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp 64–64 | Cite as

T-SPOT™.TB: An In Vitro Diagnostic Assay Measuring T-Cell Reaction to Mycobacterium tuberculosis-Specific Antigens

A Viewpoint by Peter D.O. Davies
  • Peter D. O. Davies
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Tuberculosis Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Tuberculin Skin Test ELISPOT Assay Latent Tuberculosis Infection 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter D. O. Davies
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  1. 1.Tuberculosis Research and Resources UnitCardiothoracic CentreLiverpoolEngland

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