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Budnick, Lawrence D. MD, MPH; Burday, Michele PhD; Brachman, Gwen MD, MPH; Mangura, Carolina T. MD; DeBlock, Donald RN; Lardizabal, Alfred MD

Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine: November 2006 - Volume 48 - Issue 11 - p 1115-1117
doi: 10.1097/01.jom.0000237353.20727.88
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Note added in proof: On October 3, 2006, Cellestis, Inc. issued a product information letter that noted an incompatibility problem between some lots of Becton-Dickinson Sodium Heparin Vacutainer Blood Collection Tubes and the QFT-G test, resulting in a significant increase in the rate of indeterminate results due to high Nil background values. Cellestis now recommends using Lithium Heparin collection tubes.

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