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What Does A Negative Tb Test Injection Look
Last week i got a TB test (injection tues., read thurs.) results were negative, what does this indicate?
Mycobacterium tuberculosis is an infectious organism that spreads by droplets coughed out by an infected person. Infection is established initially in lungs, but can spread within lungs & to other body parts, or can become latent, with reactivation occurring years to decades later. With effective treatment, it can be completely eliminated although drug resistant ...Read more
Doc: Either your blood test igra is negative or your skin testing does not show any "bump". This should always be checked by a professional since even health care workers report false results. Best to check with a doc and not pa or np or nurse. ...Read more
Tb test site bled right after injection. Can this give a false positive?Obviously, it was not intradermal. Don't answer if you don't know how to.
Check with your doc: The test was not appropriately administered. You want to ask your doc for a new one. Or get the igra blood test which is better anyway. The skin test is almost in the museum of history of medicine. ...Read more
Can DPT booster done at the same time affect TB test so that it is interpreted as false positive? In addition, TB test site bled right after injection
PPD: First- DTP injection does not affect the response to TB test second- TB test is placed intra dermally - which means no bleeding at injection site. ...Read more
Got a TB test today. There is a large very slightly swollen red spot around the injection sight. Is this bad?
TB Tests: I bet you could google image that question. A positive reaction is read after 48 hours from the test. It would be a raised redness greater than 5 mm in circumference. ...Read more
Is an infection in the body with mycobacterium tuberculosis. It is almost always acquired via the respiratory tract from which it can spread to other organs. After that, the immune system walls the bacteria off. All of this usually occurs without symptoms. After that, activation of the infection can occur in about 10% of the total patients. Half of this risk is in ...Read more
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