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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ariel Lopez-chavez
19 years experience Medical Oncology
1 to 3 days: It can take 1 to 3 days to get to its worst. This is for some people that have reactions after they have a positive test. If you are referring to a ty ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
41 years experience Internal Medicine
There : There are several different types of TB test, but the most common of which i think you are referring to is a skin prick test using a purified protein ... Read More
Dr. C. michael Bowman
46 years experience Pediatrics
Infection with Tb: When someone is infected with tuberculosis (TB) germs, the body develops a protective response against them. The TB skin test is a test of the body's ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Positive tb test: Your child should have a chest xray as well and then started on medication
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Dr. Edwin Robins
36 years experience Pediatrics
PPD 1st if no BCG : It depends, if your child was born in the US she most likely did not receive the BCG vaccine, and should then go to her primary care doctor for a PPD. ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Taylor
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May need a: chest xray. There is a blood test called Gold's Quanitferon test your friend could do at a hospital or clinic.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Too general : a question to be helpful. Is she concerned about induration that is palpable? An area of redness? Has she been in close contact wtih someone who has ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Wait...: a true reading cannot be obtained before 48 hours. We usually read the PPD test in 48-72 hours.
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A member asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
36 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Check with your doc: That usually resolves. Hundreds of millions have received the test. However, the blood test igra is better anyway.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
25 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
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Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
39 years experience Pediatrics
Skin test: If you had a PPD skin test and you have no risk factors, a positive test is when after 48 to 72 hoursyou have swelling in the site and redness that m ... Read More
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