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Tuberculosis Detection May Be Affected by Blood Draw Method

January 10, 2019 Share this content: Overall, QuantiFERON Gold and direct in-tube methods had the highest agreements. Healthcare workers participating in annual tuberculosis screening had differences in interferon (IFN)-γ level depending on blood draw methods, according to study results published in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. Whole blood samples from healthcare workers in… Read More »

2019 Preview: People will receive transfusions of artificial blood

CueImages/Alamy Stock Photo By Clare Wilson Blood transfusions save lives, but supply doesn’t always meet demand, which can lead to fatal consequences. Soon, we will be able to end that problem by making blood in the lab on demand, with no donors required. Transfusions depend on armies of donors and complex networks for collecting and… Read More »