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Is it true that a TB skin test is the same as a TB immunization?

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Dr. James Ferguson
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In brief: No

The skin test injects a set amount of purified protein into the skin to detect prior exposure to tb.
A positive test shows the person has developed antibodies to the test and make it turn red and develop a thick spot where the injection occurred. The immunization injects bcg that stimulates the body to make antibodies.

In brief: No

The skin test injects a set amount of purified protein into the skin to detect prior exposure to tb.
A positive test shows the person has developed antibodies to the test and make it turn red and develop a thick spot where the injection occurred. The immunization injects bcg that stimulates the body to make antibodies.
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