QuantiFERON

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  1. DMM

    DMM New Member

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    Can someone school me as to what DODMERB will do with a QuantiFERON result after a positive PPD?

    Obviously negative means negative, but is an positive QFT result a DQ? I am confused. Or, does a Positive QFT then simply require a negative chest xray (to R/O TB)?
     
  2. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    Moving this to the DODMERB forum where it is more likely to get a response.
     
  3. DMM

    DMM New Member

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    ***crickets*** Anybody?
     
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    EDelahanty Member

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    Try calling the Help Desk at DODMERB directly. If you are a parent of an over-18 candidate, DODMERB will require written authorization from that person before discussing specifics with you.
     
  5. DMM

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    Help desk reply

    The help desk tells me that the purpose for this test is to rule out a false positive skin test. If the QF is positive, it simply is documented proof that a TB skin test is no longer required. I was also told that a positive QF is not a DQ.

    Thanks all.
     

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