Occupational Screening for Latent Tuberculosis Infection


( Last Updated : September 2, 2021)
Project Line:
Health Technology Review
Project Sub Line:
Rapid Review
Project Number:
RC1348-000

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Question

  1. What is the cost-effectiveness of serial testing for latent tuberculosis infection in people with a risk of occupational exposure to tuberculosis?

Key Message

​In people at risk of occupational exposure to tuberculosis, targeted testing for latent tuberculosis infection (e.g., testing for high-risk individuals, testing after tuberculosis exposure) appears to be more cost-effective than repeated testing, such as testing once a year or every 3 years (findings based on 2 economic evaluations that assessed the cost-effectiveness of repeated latent tuberculosis infection screening in workers of health care settings).​