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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Amount of : induration that is palpated. Not size of bump.

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Isaacs
38 years experience Family Medicine
Generally not: If you are speaking of the skin test the answer is no, as it usually remains positive for years and years even after successful treatment. There is a ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Brunton
Specializes in Family Medicine
Repeat TB test: It is not a good idea to repeat a TB skin test if a previous test is positive as you can have a much larger reaction that may cause a problem. If you ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No harm: Skin test for TB, even if you know you are positive, will not do harm. If it is a requirement for employment, go ahead, get it done, have it noted in ... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Chest X ray: It is possible to have active TB with very little symptoms especially early on. However, it is more than likely that you carry the germ for TB in a do ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Skin or blood test: There is a skin test or a blood test. Usually the skin test (PPD) is done.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
20 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Two forms: There are 2 TB tests - PPD shot (given in forearm & swelling at that site is measured after 48-72 hours) and a newer blood test (quantiferon) that tes ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcelo Laufer
31 years experience Pediatric Infectious Disease
Touching the skin: There are 2 TB test. The skin test, ppd, if positive will elicit an induration underneath the skin. If the diameter is 15 mm or larger is positive. If ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
20 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Local Health Dept: You can go to the local health department in your city/town or your doctor's office & get the PPD (tuberculosis) test done. You have to go back to the ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
+ PPD: If you have a + PPD then you will be screened to determine if you have TB infection or TB disease. The physician will obtain a medical history, physi ... Read More

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