A 35-year-old member asked:
Is it safe to get a tb skin test while pregnant?
3 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
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.
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Pulmonary Critical Care 31 years experience
Yes: If you have been exposed or if its for an annual surveillance for employment, there is no reason to delay.
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Pulmonary Critical Care 36 years experience
Yes: Not only safe but very useful.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Where should I go to get a TB skin test and a physical?
3 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 56 years experience
Tuberculin test: If you need both physical examination and a tuberculin test, go to a primary carea provider.
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Last updated Oct 4, 2016
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