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How do you get tested for tuberculosis?
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Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: See doctor
Your doctor can perform either a skin test or a blood test to see if you have ever been infected with tuberculosis in the past and a chest x-ray and other tests to look for any form of active disease at present.

In brief: See doctor
Your doctor can perform either a skin test or a blood test to see if you have ever been infected with tuberculosis in the past and a chest x-ray and other tests to look for any form of active disease at present.
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
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Dr. Samir Gupta
Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: PPD skin testing
A PPD skin test is the initial screening exam for TB exposure.
After that history, a chest xray, and symptoms will suggest other testing to decide whether treatment is necessary.

In brief: PPD skin testing
A PPD skin test is the initial screening exam for TB exposure.
After that history, a chest xray, and symptoms will suggest other testing to decide whether treatment is necessary.
Dr. Samir Gupta
Dr. Samir Gupta
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