Poster Abstract Session:
67. Mycobacterial Diagnostics
Friday, October 21, 2011: 12:15 PM-2:15 PM
Room: Poster Hall B1

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Target Audience: Academicians

Topical Category: D. Diagnostic microbiology

Tracks: Adult ID


Predicting Indeterminate QuantiFERON-TB Gold (QFT) Test Results in an HIV Infected Population
Chiu-Bin Hsiao, MD, MSBS ; Eva Mok, MD ; Brent Footer, PharmD ; Mark Paul Visitacion, MD ; Laurie Abbatessa, RNP ; Adel Sulaiman, MD ; Daniel Amsterdam, PhD

Screening for Latent Tuberculosis in Pregnant Women: A Comparison of an Interferon-γ Release Assay with Tuberculin Skin Testing in Pune, India
Jyoti Mathad, MD ; Pradeep Sambarey, MD, PhD ; Renu Bharadwaj, MD ; Prasad Deshpande, MSc ; Vikrant Sangar, PhD ; Vandana Kulkarni, MSc ; Savita Kanade, MSc ; Nishi Suryavanshi, PhD ; Vidya Mave, MD, MPH ; Nikhil Gupte, PhD ; Marshall Glesby, MD, PhD ; Amita Gupta, MD, MHS

Indeterminate Test Results of T-SPOT.TB in Patients with Suspected Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis Performed in Routine Clinical Practice
Yumi Lee, MD ; Sun-Mi Kim, PhD ; Su-Jin Park ; Gwang Beom Go, M.D. ; Ki-Ho Park, MD ; Sang-Oh Lee, MD ; Sang-Ho Choi, MD, PhD ; Yang Soo Kim, MD, PhD ; Jun Hee Woo, MD, PhD ; Sung-Han Kim, MD, PhD

Screening for Latent Tuberculosis (TB) Infection in a Low TB-endemic Population: A Comparison of QuantiFERON®-TB Gold In-Tube (QFT) and Tuberculin Skin Testing (TST)
Alexandra Amick, BSc, MPH ; Cara Coomer, BSN, RN, CIC ; Susheel Reddy, MPH ; Rebecca Wurtz, MD, MPH ; Daniel Samo, MD ; Teresa Zembower, MD, MPH

Challenges of Utilizing Interferon Gamma Release Assay in Investigation of Contacts of a Healthcare Provider with Active Tuberculosis
Joan Cook ; Augusto Alonto ; Paul Carson ; Gino Tapia-Zegarra ; Michael Trythall ; Dubert Guerrero

The Sum and the Whole of Whole Blood Interferon-gamma Release Assays (IGRAs): Understanding Patient Factors that Influence Quantitative IGRA values in Contact Investigations
Tara Vijayan, MD ; John Metcalfe, MD, MPH ; Jennifer Grinsdale, MPH ; Christine Ho, MD ; L. Masae Kawamura, MD ; Philip Hopewell, MD ; Payam Nahid, MD, MPH

Variability in QuantiFeron Gold In-Tube Mitogen Tube Performance Necessitating Quality Control Improvement
Virginia Pirrotta, MS, MLS ; Lorraine Guerrera, MLS, SI ; Grace Cheung, MLS ; Wendy Thanassi, MA, MD

Donor-recipient screening for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) by using tuberculin skin test (TST) and IFN-gamma releasing assay (IGRA) in an intermediate-tuberculosis burden country
Song Mi Moon, MD ; In-Ah Park ; Su-Jin Park ; Joo Hee Jung ; Sang-Oh Lee, MD ; Sang-Ho Choi, MD, PhD ; Yang Soo Kim, MD, PhD ; Jun Hee Woo, MD, PhD ; Su Kil Park, MD, PhD ; Jung Sik Park, MD, PhD ; Young-Hoon Kim, MD ; Jae Berm Park, MD ; Duck Jong Han, MD, PhD ; Sung-Han Kim, MD, PhD

Comparison of QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube Test with Tuberculin Skin Test for Detecting Latent Tuberculosis Infection Prior to Hematologic Stem Cell Transplantation
Song Mi Moon, MD ; Sang-Oh Lee, MD ; Sang-Ho Choi, MD, PhD ; Jun Hee Woo, MD, PhD ; Yang Soo Kim, MD, PhD ; Dok Hyun Yoon, MD ; Cheolwon Suh, MD, PhD ; Dae-Young Kim, MD ; Jung-Hee Lee, MD, PhD ; Je-Hwan Lee, MD, PhD ; Kyoo-Hyung Lee, MD, PhD ; Sung-Han Kim, MD, PhD

Comparison of COBAS TaqMan and COBAS AMPLICORE Assays for Detection of  Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex, Mycobacterium avium and Mycobacterium intracellulare  in Culture-Positive Cases.  –Experience in Japan-
Ataru Moriya, Medical technologist ; Yoshiko Isobe, Medical technologist ; Masahiro Kobayashi, Medical technologist ; Minoru Kato, Medical technologist ; Masaaki Siina, Medical technologist ; Tadasi Tukahara, Medical technologist ; Hisami Konosaki, Medical technologist ; Sadao Aoki, Medical technologist ; Toru Tanaka, MD ; Yasuhiro Umezu, MD ; Simao Fukai, MD, PhD ; Takefumi Saito, MD, PhD

Auramine-Rhodamine Staining in Comparison to Modern Liquid Culture Systems for the Detection of Mycobacterium spp
Petra Smyczek, MD ; Robert Verity, MD ; Surinder Kanwal, MD ; Lakshmi Puttagunta, MD ; Dennis Kunimoto, MD

Differentiating Rapid- and Slow-growing Mycobacterium by the Difference in Time to Growth Detection in Liquid Broth Medium
Chung-Jong Kim, MD ; Jeong-Hwan Hwang, MD ; Pyoeng Gyun Choe, MD ; Kyoung-Ho Song, MD ; Eu Suk Kim, MD, PhD ; Sang-Won Park, MD ; Hong Bin Kim, MD, PhD ; Nam-Joong Kim, MD ; Wan Beom Park, MD, PhD ; Myoung-don Oh, MD, PhD

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Findings in the abstracts are embargoed until 12:01 a.m. EST Thursday, Oct. 20 with the exception of research findings presented at IDSA press conferences.