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What if my first TB skin test doesn't show anything?

Missing info. Why do you need a second? If you are being tested because you have been exposed, a first negative test might not be conclusive since your body might not have developed immunity. If you are being tested as a matter of routine for your job, yearly follow up tests are done, if you turn positive you get treatment. Read more...

Will the TB skin test cause a side effect of diarriah?

NO RELATIONSHIP. Tb skin test is an intra-dermal test where very minute amount of reagent is injected into the skin. Nothing to do with the GI system. Read more...

What should I expect when getting a TB skin test for work?

See below. Tuberculin test, known as the mantoux test, is administered by injecting a 0.1 ml volume containing 5 tu (tuberculin units) PPD into the top layers of skin (intradermally, immediately under the surface of the skin) of the forearm. Is injected just beneath the surface of the skin. A discrete, pale elevation of the skin (a wheal) 6 mm-10 mm in diameter should be produced when the injection is done. Read more...