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Can a chest X-ray be substituted for a tst?

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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgery - Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: What is TST?

If you mean tuberculin skin test - no.
A chest x ray may diagnose active tb.

In brief: What is TST?

If you mean tuberculin skin test - no.
A chest x ray may diagnose active tb.
Dr. Richard Orr
Dr. Richard Orr
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not as specific

The tst is an evaluation of past exposure with no, latent or active disease from tuberculosis.
A chest x-ray is often done in followup looking for signs of active TB & that study may trigger additional studies.A random chest x-ray would not give the same information. You could have latent TB with no x-ray findings or x-ray findings from some other process.

In brief: Not as specific

The tst is an evaluation of past exposure with no, latent or active disease from tuberculosis.
A chest x-ray is often done in followup looking for signs of active TB & that study may trigger additional studies.A random chest x-ray would not give the same information. You could have latent TB with no x-ray findings or x-ray findings from some other process.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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