Does someone get skin test for latent tuberculosis: why?

It is important to. See if someone has had TB or was exposed to it..Or had the BCG vaccine(not used in usa).A positive test means you have developed an immune response to the bacterium that causes tuberculosis (tb).

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What could heaf skin test for latent tuberculosis mean?

HEAF. The HEAF (multi-puncture) test is used to identify people wi tuberculosis infections or diseases. Tuberculin (undiluted purified protein derivative) is applied to the arm wi 6 needle points. The area is usually checked for reaction a week later. Don't know if anyone uses this particular test anymore. Read more...
Heaf test like TINE. The tine test is similar if not the same but it is read in 1 to 3 days while the heaf is 2 - 7 days. We mainly use the Mantoux test or the Tuberculin - PPD. Read more...