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What should be done if a student had a positive tst in the past?

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Randy Burgett
General Practice
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In brief: TST

Are you referring to a tuberculin skin test? Has the student been vaccinated? Vaccinations will cause false positives.
Exposure to TB can cause false +. After a positive tst, the student should have a chest x-ray. If cxr is negative, chest x-rays should be used in lieu of skin tests every 2 years.

In brief: TST

Are you referring to a tuberculin skin test? Has the student been vaccinated? Vaccinations will cause false positives.
Exposure to TB can cause false +. After a positive tst, the student should have a chest x-ray. If cxr is negative, chest x-rays should be used in lieu of skin tests every 2 years.
Randy Burgett
Randy Burgett
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Dr. Maureen Mays
Clinical Lipidology

In brief: See a doctor

Anyone with a positive test for TB should see a doctor or public health clinic and get a plan for either treatment or surveillance.
Do not let this wait.

In brief: See a doctor

Anyone with a positive test for TB should see a doctor or public health clinic and get a plan for either treatment or surveillance.
Do not let this wait.
Dr. Maureen Mays
Dr. Maureen Mays
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