A member asked:

If i got a ppd shot in august 2011, how long are the results valid?

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Dr. Garrett Caldwell answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

PPD: Ppd is a one or two step test for past exposure to tuberculosis. Results are typically good for 1 year, however you only need them if someone requires you to have the test (school, work, etc.) a positive test does not indicate you have an active TB infection, just that you have been exposed to the organism in the past.

Answered 6/11/2015


Dr. Mark Diamond answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Depends: The PPD asseses whether you have had a TB infection.If not, and you are infected tomorrow your test will change to positive after a period of time. So the test is only good the day it is done.

Answered 6/10/2014



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