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What is the best TB test and does it hurt?

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Sputum

To check for active pulmonary tb, sputum stain and culture is an easy and painless way to test.
Sometimes a blood test or a skin test are needed. They involve a needle stick. In certain cases a bronchoscopy, and/or a biopsy are needed.

In brief: Sputum

To check for active pulmonary tb, sputum stain and culture is an easy and painless way to test.
Sometimes a blood test or a skin test are needed. They involve a needle stick. In certain cases a bronchoscopy, and/or a biopsy are needed.
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