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What is a test for tuberculosis?

Tuberculin Skin Test. A tst called a PPD is the first step in screening for tb. It is performed by placing a tiny needle just under the skin (usually on the underside of the forearm). A small bubble is created and left alone for 48-72 hrs before being interpreted. Read more...
TB skin testing. Although the traditional skin test (tuberculin or ppd) is most commonly used, reading the reaction can be subjective and confusing. A new blood test called quantiferon is much more reliable when that situation arises.. Read more...

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...