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NEW YORK (360Dx) – The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has mandated that all US civil surgeons screening immigrants for latent tuberculosis must use an interferon-gamma release assay (IGRA) instead of the decades-old tuberculin skin test (TST).

The CDC is currently revising tuberculosis screening guidelines, referred to as technical instructions, which it provides to the US Department of State and US Citizenship and Immigration Services.

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