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Got a TB shot today dr said he injected it a little deep in my arm what could that mean for result? Boyfriend recieved a positive reaction thats why?
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
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In brief: Repeat test
To improve the accuracy of the testing, you should discuss a repeat of the PPD after 4 weeks.
If you have any symptoms suggestive of TB, a chest radiograph and a blood test to detect TB infection is available. One possibility is that you were both exposed to TB during travel or contact with someone who has TB. A detailed travel history is indicated and all household members should be screened.

In brief: Repeat test
To improve the accuracy of the testing, you should discuss a repeat of the PPD after 4 weeks.
If you have any symptoms suggestive of TB, a chest radiograph and a blood test to detect TB infection is available. One possibility is that you were both exposed to TB during travel or contact with someone who has TB. A detailed travel history is indicated and all household members should be screened.
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Possibly inaccurate
In order to be accurate, the PPD test should really be injected right under the top layer of skin so that it looks like a little fluid-filled blister. It might be a good idea to have the test repeated.
If your boy friend had a positive test but does not have active TB (cough, fever, weight loss, abnormal chest xray etc), it is impossible for him to transmit TB to you.

In brief: Possibly inaccurate
In order to be accurate, the PPD test should really be injected right under the top layer of skin so that it looks like a little fluid-filled blister. It might be a good idea to have the test repeated.
If your boy friend had a positive test but does not have active TB (cough, fever, weight loss, abnormal chest xray etc), it is impossible for him to transmit TB to you.
Dr. Nancy Mellow
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