How do you get tested for tuberculosis?

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.
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.

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How do you get tested for tuberculosis routinely?

PPD/mantoux. Seek out your doctor or clinic for TB skin testing yearly if indicated. Read more...
ByPPD test&ChestXray. You get tested for Tuberculosis by doing a PPD(Mantoux)test and if positive Chest Xray. All people with Positive PPD do not have Active TB on Chest Xray.But some have positive Xray and need to be treated with Antibiotics. Read more...

How do you get tested for tuberculosis and hepititis?

Blood test. For TB you can get skin (PPD) or blood (quantiferon) test. For hepatitis first you check liver enzymes, if elevated you can get either titers or pcr for hep a, b and c and others such as cmv, ebv among others. Read more...
PPD/CHEST XRAY/Blood. Tuberculosis is diagnosed by doing PPD test and if positive Chest Xray to diagnose active disease or rule out active disease Hapatitis is not related to Tuberculosis and if suspected clinically is confirmed by blood test which will show elevted liver enzymes and Hepatitis profile to find what kind of Hepatitis A,B,C or other and sometime viral count as well.and geno type. Read more...