Screening for Latent Tuberculosis Infection in Post-Secondary Institutions: Clinical Utility, Cost-Effectiveness, and Guidelines


( Last Updated : June 22, 2020)
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RB1494-000

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  1. What is the clinical utility of baseline testing for latent tuberculosis infection in students in programs with a risk of exposure to tuberculosis?

  2. What is the cost-effectiveness of baseline testing for latent tuberculosis infection in students in programs with a risk of exposure to tuberculosis?

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


Key Message

No evidence was identified regarding the clinical utility or cost-effectiveness of baseline testing for latent tuberculosis infection in students in programs with a risk of exposure to tuberculosis. Furthermore, no evidence-based guidelines were identified regarding the testing for latent tuberculosis infection in students in programs with a risk of exposure to tuberculosis.