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Is it normal to need a tuberculosis skin test?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Required of some

Public health and safety statutes in some locals require that workers in public venues like the food industry, jails, health care, etc.
Show evidence that they do not have evidence of contageous illness. Though not common, the resurgence of multiply drug resistant TB in some populations has kept concern detecting this disease high. If at risk thru work or travel it is to your advantage to be screened.

In brief: Required of some

Public health and safety statutes in some locals require that workers in public venues like the food industry, jails, health care, etc.
Show evidence that they do not have evidence of contageous illness. Though not common, the resurgence of multiply drug resistant TB in some populations has kept concern detecting this disease high. If at risk thru work or travel it is to your advantage to be screened.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Yes if you have high risk exposure such as being a health care worker or frequent overseas traveler.

In brief: Yes

Yes if you have high risk exposure such as being a health care worker or frequent overseas traveler.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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