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Can a TB skin test be read 24 hours later?

No. It is recommended to wait for at least 48 hours before interpreting the size of the swelling arising at the site of the TB test. This is because the swelling continues to increase for the first 48 hours & that is how this test has been standardized. Please make sure that you do not get your test done on a thursday, so the 48 hours time point won't come over a weekend. Read more...

How frequently should I get two-steps TB skin test?

Not frequently. Unless you are exposed in your job or it is needed for your job. Some health care workers get it yearly. Read more...

What to do if I have a positive on my TB skin test?

Seek out information. Most will be followed first with a chest x-ray looking for active pulmonary disease. If negative, you are likely started on one TB drug, depending on your local as treatment for latent (quiet) tb. If you are found to have active tb, you are likely started on a 4 drug program that lasts for up to a year to knock it out. Get with your doc to see. Read more...