Guidance

Latent TB infection (LTBI): testing and treatment

Advice for commissioners and practitioners implementing local LTBI testing and treatment for migrants.

Documents

Latent TB testing and treatment for migrants: a practical guide for commissioners and practitioners

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Latent TB testing and treatment: a short introduction

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Latent TB testing and treatment: implementation algorithm

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Latent TB Infection (LTBI) testing and treatment national data entry templates: a user guide for general practitioners, clinical commissioning groups and their clinical support centres

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Details

The guide brings together relevant information from NICE guidance, research and learning from areas that have set up or piloted latent TB infection (LTBI) testing and treatment programmes. It offers practical advice on how primary care based LTBI testing and treatment could be implemented locally.

It also provides details of LTBI programmes, outlining:

  • who should consider implementing one
  • who should be tested
  • where testing should take place
  • how testing should be done
  • how testing and treatment is paid for
  • what the data return requirements are

The information leaflet can help GPs and healthcare professionals discuss latent TB infections with patients.

Published 6 July 2015
Last updated 10 March 2016 + show all updates
  1. Moving patient leaflet to its own publication.
  2. Added Latent TB Infection (LTBI) testing and treatment national data entry templates.
  3. Added latent TB testing and treatment: information for patients.
  4. First published.