Preliminary Data of Different Methods for the Indirect Diagnosis of Mycobacterium Bovis Infection

New Microbiol. 2011 Jul;34(3):323-5. Epub 2011 Jul 30.


We compared the response induced by QuantiFERON-TB Gold antigens to that obtained with the Intradermal Comparative Tuberculin Test and BOVIGAM assay. Our results showed that the QuantiFERON-TB Gold technique used in humans could also be applied for the diagnosis of TB infection in cattle.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cattle
  • Mycobacterium bovis / pathogenicity*
  • Tuberculosis, Bovine / diagnosis*
  • Tuberculosis, Bovine / microbiology