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What are the tests for tuberculosis diagnosis?

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In brief: 2 types.

Standard tuberculin skin testing and TB blood testing (quantiferon and t-spot).
Both only tell if a person has been infected with TB bacteria. It does not tell if the person is has latent TB or TB disease. Sputum and cxr will determine whether a person has TB disease.

In brief: 2 types.

Standard tuberculin skin testing and TB blood testing (quantiferon and t-spot).
Both only tell if a person has been infected with TB bacteria. It does not tell if the person is has latent TB or TB disease. Sputum and cxr will determine whether a person has TB disease.
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