Reviews on IGRAs

Sollaiet al.: Systematic review and meta-analysis on the utility of Interferon-gamma release assays for the diagnosis of Mycobacterium tuberculosisinfection in children: a 2013 update. BMC Infectious Diseases 201414(Suppl 1):S6. [Link]

Pai M, Denkinger CM, Kik SV, Rangaka MX, Zwerling A, Oxlade O, Metcalfe JZ, et al. (2014). Gamma Interferon Release Assays for Detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection. Clinical Microbiology Reviews27(1), 3-20. [Link]

Pai M, Riley LW, Colford JM, Jr. (2004) Interferon-gamma assays in the immunodiagnosis of tuberculosis: a systematic review. Lancet Infect Dis 4: 761-776. [Link]

Menzies D, Pai M, Comstock G (2007) Meta-analysis: new tests for the diagnosis of latent tuberculosis infection: areas of uncertainty and recommendations for research. Ann Intern Med 146: 340-354. [Link]

Pai M, Zwerling A, Menzies D (2008) T-cell Based Assays for the Diagnosis of Latent Tuberculosis Infection: An Update. Ann Intern Med. 2008 Aug 5;149(3):177-84. [Link]

Dinnes J, Deeks J, Kunst H, Gibson A, Cummins E, et al. (2007) A systematic review of rapid diagnostic tests for the detection of tuberculosis infection. Health Technol Assess 11: 1-196. [Link]

Diel R, Loddenkemper R, Nienhaus A. (2009) Evidence based comparison of commercial interferon-gamma release assays for detecting active tuberculosis — a meta-analysis. Chest: Dec 18. [Link]

van Zyl-Smit RN, Zwerling A, Dheda K, Pai M. (2009) Within-subject variability of interferon-g assay results for tuberculosis and boosting effect of tuberculin skin testing: a systematic review. PLoS One Dec 30;4(12):e8517. [Link]

Chang KC, Leung CC. Systematic review of interferon-gamma release assays in tuberculosis: focus on likelihood ratios. Thorax. 2010 Mar;65(3):271-6. [Link]

Sester M, Sotgiu G, Lange C, Ciehl C, Girardi E, Migliori GB, Bossink A, Dheda K, Diel R, Dominguez J, Lipman M, Nemeth J, Ravn P, Winkler S, Huitric E, Sandgren A, Manissero D. Interferon-γ release assays for the diagnosis of active tuberculosis: A systematic review and meta-analysis. ERJ Express. 2010 Sep 16.[Link]

Zwerling A et al. Interferon-gamma release assays for tuberculosis screening of healthcare workers: a systematic review. Thorax. Published 12 January 2011. [Link]

Cattamanchi A et al. Interferon-gamma release assays for the diagnosis of latent tuberculosis infection in HIV-infected individuals – A systematic review and meta-analysis. JAIDS. [Link]

Zhou Q, et al. Diagnostic accuracy of T-cell interferon-gamma release assays in tuberculous pleurisy: a meta-analysis. Respirology. 2011. [Link]

Diel R, et al. Interferon-y release assays for the diagnosis of latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Eur Resp J 2011: 37: 88-99. [Link]

Machingadze S, et al. The Utility of an Interferon Gamma Release Assay for Diagnosis of Latent Tuberculosis Infection and Disease in Children. Ped Inf Dis J 2011: 30: 8. [Link]

Mandalakas AM, Detjen AK, Hesseling AC, Benedetti A, Menzies D. Interferon-gamma release assays and childhood tuberculosis: systematic review and meta-analysis. Int J Tuberc Dis 2011. [Link]

Metcalfe J, Everett C, Steingart K, Cattamanchi A, Huang L, Hopewell P, Pai M. Interferon-y Release Assays for Active Pulmonary Tuberculosis Diagnosis in Adults in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. J Inf Dis. 2011: 204: S1120-29. [Link]

Chen J, Zhang RF, Wang JR, Liu L, Zheng YF, Shen YZ, Qi TK, Lu HZ.  Interferon-Gamma Release Assays for the Diagnosis of Active Tuberculosis in HIV-Infected Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. PLoS One Nov 2011: 6(11):e26827. [Link]

Rangaka MX, Wilkinson KA, Glynn JR, Ling D, Mwansa-Kambafwile J, Fielding K, Wilkinson RJ, Pai M. (2011) Predictive value of interferon-γ release assays for incident active tuberculosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet Infect Dis. DOI: 10.1016/S1473-3099(11)70210-9. [Link]

Shahidi N, Yi-Tzu N, Qian H, Bressler B. (2012) Performance of Interferon-gamma Release Assays in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Inflamm Bowel Dis. [Link]

Santin M, Munoz L, Rigau D (2012) Interferon-c Release Assays for the Diagnosis of Tuberculosis and Tuberculosis Infection in HIV-Infected Adults: A
Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. PLoS ONE 7(3): e32482. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0032482 [Link]

Ringshausen F, Schablon A, Nienhaus A. (2012) Interferon-gamma release assays for the tuberculosis serial testing of health care workers: a systematic review. [Link]

Fan L, Chen Z, Hao XH, Hui ZY, Xiao HP. (2012) Interferon-gamma release assays for the diagnosis of extrapulmonary tuberculosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. FEMS Immunol Med Microbiol 2012: 1-11. [Link]

Chiappini E, Fossi F, Bonsignori F, Sollai S, Galli L, de Martino M. Utility of interferon-γ release assay results to monitor anti-tubercular treatment in adults and children. Clin Ther. 2012 May;34(5):1041-8. [Link]

Rogerson T, Chen S, Kok J, Hayen A, Craig J, Sud K, Kable K, Webster A. Tests for Latent Tuberculosis in People with ESRD: A Systematic Review. Am J Kidney Dis. 2012. [Link]