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Dr. Bryan Levey
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What type of doctor can order a tuberculosis skin test?

Dr. Bryan Levey
Board Certified, Pediatrics
22 years in practice
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What type of doctor can order a tuberculosis skin test?

Any: Any physician can do it, and any should be able to read it. Most pediatricians keep the purified protein derivative (the substance that is used to perform the test) in their office. It does not require an order. The doctor places a bubble of the liquid within your skin, then looks at and touches that spot two days later to check the result. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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How long does the tuberculosis skin test take?

Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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How long does the tuberculosis skin test take?

48-72 hours: Any physician can order or apply a TB skin test. A very tiny needle is used to inject the test media, on the forearm. You will need to return in 48-72 hours to have it read. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Where do I go to get a tuberculosis skin test done?

Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Where do I go to get a tuberculosis skin test done?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Is a tuberculosis skin test a shot?

Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
41 years in practice
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PPD: The standard tuberculin test involves inserting a quantity of a purified protein derived from the tuberculosis germ between the top layers of your skin.It is meant to form a small bleb in this location, typically on a forearm. The process utilizes a small needle. ...Read more

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Please help me with my positive tuberculosis skin test how lon does it take to heal?

Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Board Certified, Pediatrics
51 years in practice
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Please help me with my positive tuberculosis skin test how lon does it take to heal?

TB skin test: The reaction from PPD (tb test) can last for several weeks. Did you get a chest x-ray and placed on anti-tb medicine? ...Read more

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Dr. Klaus D Lessnau
Board Certified, Pulmonary Critical Care
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I wonder if I can claim va disability benefit if I have a possitive tuberculosis skin test after company trip to asia?

Dr. Klaus D Lessnau
Board Certified, Pulmonary Critical Care
31 years in practice
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No way: There are at least two billion people with a positive skin test. Do you want to have disability for all of them? ...Read more

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Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
41 years in practice
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Is it normal to need a tuberculosis skin test?

Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
41 years in practice
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Is it normal to need a tuberculosis skin test?

Required of some: Public health and safety statutes in some locals require that workers in public venues like the food industry, jails, health care, etc. Show evidence that they do not have evidence of contageous illness. Though not common, the resurgence of multiply drug resistant TB in some populations has kept concern detecting this disease high. If at risk thru work or travel it is to your advantage to be screened. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Board Certified, Pediatrics
41 years in practice
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Is there any pain involved in a tuberculosis skin test?

Dr. Mark Diamond
Board Certified, Pediatrics
41 years in practice
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Minimal: Very little pain if applied properly. A pinprick at most. ...Read more

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
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If you have a positive tuberculosis skin test does that mean latent or active tb?

Dr. Larry Lutwick
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
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Either: The TB skin test doesn't differentiate the two. ...Read more

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
52 years in practice
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How common is it for someone to need a tuberculosis skin test?

Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
52 years in practice
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PrettyCommonForSome: It depends on your profession and your age and your symptoms as well 1 All health care providers are tested frequently foe Tuberculosis with PPD 2For Immigrants coming to USA 3 Children in School 4Teachers 5Those who have been in contact with a TB Patient 6When you suspect TB In a patient It is common test in any doctor's office and clinics ...Read more

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