A member asked:

Is it safe to get a tb skin test while pregnant?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham answered

Specializes in American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Safe in pregnancy: The current TB skin test using a "purifed protein derivitive" (PPD) is safe and appropriate when indicated during pregnancy. It does not contain the specific bacteria responsible for causing tuberculosis. It would be important to diagnose and treat an infected pregnant women during the pregnancy.

Answered 10/4/2016

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Dr. Douglas Arenberg answered

Specializes in Pulmonary Critical Care

Yes: If you have been exposed or if its for an annual surveillance for employment, there is no reason to delay.

Answered 11/8/2012

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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau answered

Specializes in Pulmonary Critical Care

Yes: Not only safe but very useful.

Answered 9/28/2016

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