Vol. 1 No. 9 (2021): September
Health Technology Reviews

Occupational Screening for Latent Tuberculosis Infection

Published September 2, 2021

Key Messages

In people at risk of occupational exposure to tuberculosis, targeted testing for latent tuberculosis infection (e.g., testing for high-risk individuals, testing after tuberculosis exposure) appears to be more cost-effective than repeated testing, such as testing once a year or every 3 years (findings based on 2 economic evaluations that assessed the cost-effectiveness of repeated latent tuberculosis infection screening in workers of health care settings).