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A 39-year-old member asked:

how frequently should i get two-steps tb skin test?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Not frequently: Unless you are exposed in your job or it is needed for your job. Some health care workers get it yearly.

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A 22-year-old member asked:

What if my first TB skin test doesn't show anything?

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Missing info: Why do you need a second? If you are being tested because you have been exposed, a first negative test might not be conclusive since your body might not have developed immunity. If you are being tested as a matter of routine for your job, yearly follow up tests are done, if you turn positive you get treatment.
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A 24-year-old member asked:

How common is it for someone to need a tuberculosis skin test?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Fairly Common: Exposure determines need. High risk populations include health care workers, prisoners, living in overcrowded conditions, and foreign nation exposures. Check with your doctor.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Is it normal to need a tuberculosis skin test?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: Yes if you have high risk exposure such as being a health care worker or frequent overseas traveler.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Is there a shot or an i.V. Involved when doing a tuberculosis skin test?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Yes and no: T b skin test yes, they inject it under the skin of the forarm.
A member asked:

Where do I go to get a tuberculosis skin test done?

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Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
Specializes in Pediatrics
MD, DO: Any physician can order or apply a TB skin test. You will need to return in 48-72 hours to have it read.

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