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can a pregnant woman get a tb test

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Dr. Joy Jackson
18 years experience Family Medicine
I : I think you are correct in delaying inh prophylaxis until after your pregnancy. The research has shown that it is probably safe while breastfeeding, h ... Read More

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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
46 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
TB test: A TB test is safe to have during pregnancy. It's important to know if you have tb, since you are bringing a new life into the world. You want to prote ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: It is fine to have a TB tine test while pregnant.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Riney
36 years experience Pediatrics
I would wait: You should be done in 6-12months with your inh, and it would be prudent to wait if possible. If you are already pregnant on inh , the risk of affect ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Safe: CDC website says it's safe during pregnancy!
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Henrickson
40 years experience Pediatric Rheumatology
Avoid steroids: Corticosteroid medications can mask skin testing results of the TB screening test ("PPD"). They should not effect the blood test (Quantiferon TB). S ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
That's not medical: States and perhaps municipalities make those regulations. You can either call or find their website for that information.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Hello. : Hello. You can have an overlying are of redness, that doesn't mean the test is positive. I always used the ball point pen method to read the TB test. ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
MD or Health Dept: As above.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: If there is no raised area which measures at least 5 mm in diameter the test should be considered negative.

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