Occupational Screening for Latent Tuberculosis: Clinical Utility, Cost-Effectiveness, and Guidelines


( Last Updated : June 22, 2020)
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RB1495-000

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

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

  3. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the testing for latent tuberculosis infection in people with a risk of occupational exposure to tuberculosis?


Key Message

Two economic evaluations were identified regarding the cost-effectiveness of serial testing for latent tuberculosis infection in people with a risk of occupational exposure to tuberculosis. In addition, three evidence-based guidelines were identified regarding the testing for latent tuberculosis infection in people with a risk of occupational exposure to tuberculosis. No relevant clinical evidence was identified.