A 48-year-old member asked:
i took my tb test 5 hours ago and now have a sligtly raised area thats pink. what could this be?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 39 years experience
TB skin test: It is not unusual to have a transient reaction to the test with the appearance that you describe. It does not mean that the test is positive. The test can only be interpreted between 48 to 72 hours after it was administered.
4.3k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Mar 27, 2014
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$30 per visit with
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.