2020 CPIP-G Case 7: Immunology - Detecting Latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection Using Interferon-Gamma Release Assays - CPIP0707W.2020
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This activity will compare and contrast tests used to detect latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB) infections, provide indications for individual TB screening, and differentiate tests used to diagnose active TB infections.

Credit Type: CME
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Launch Date: July 20, 2020
Expiration Date: July 19, 2023 12:00 AM (ET)
Pricing: Junior Member Fee: $10.00
MOC Category: Medical Knowledge, Patient Care

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Patients with cirrhosis are often transfused with platelets and plasma, yet the optimal role of these blood products is often poorly understood by ordering providers. This activity reviews the variety of plasma and platelet products available for transfusion, explores the role of plasma and platelet transfusion in stable, nonbleeding patients with cirrhosis, and discusses options to maintain a platelet inventory that is adequate to support their patients’ needs while minimizing wastage of unused units.

This clinical pathology activity is intended for pathologists.

Rereleased Activity
This activity was originally released as 2017 CPIP-D Case 4: Immunology - Detecting Latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection Using Interferon-Gamma Release Assays and was available between April 17, 2017 and April 16, 2020. The content was reviewed in March, 2020. If you completed previous versions, you are not eligible to claim CME/SAM credit(s) for completing this updated version.

The tuberculin skin test (TST) has been a common test to screen individuals for latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB). Recently developed interferon-gamma release assays (IGRAs) are generally more sensitive and specific than TST to aid in the diagnosis of latent TB. This activity reviews TB screening tests, provides guidance for selecting the appropriate screening test, and provides recommendations for follow-up testing.

This clinical pathology activity is intended for pathologists.

As a result of participating in this activity, you should be able to:

  1. State the epidemiology of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB) infection and indications for screening, including identifying which individuals should be screened for TB.
  2. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of interferon-gamma releasing assays (IGRAs) compared to the tuberculin skin test (TST).
  3. Describe how IGRA results should be interpreted and recommendations for follow-up testing.
  4. Distinguish tests for screening for TB exposure (latent TB) to those used for diagnosis of active TB infection.

Related Link
Clinical Pathology Improvement Program

CME Information
Accreditation: The College of American Pathologists (CAP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Category 1: The College of American Pathologists designates this internet enduring material educational activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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This activity and evaluation are available July 20, 2020, and expire July 19, 2023, at 12:00 AM (ET). You must claim credit by this date and time.

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2020 CPIP-G Case 7: Immunology - Detecting Latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection Using Interferon-Gamma Release Assays