How to Read a Tuberculosis Skin Test

by Amber Canaan ; Updated August 14, 2017

How to Read a Tuberculosis Skin Test

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how it's done, what it's for read in 48 to 72 hours by trained professional

don't measure redness, just induration millimeters Interpretation

no induration, 5 mm, 10 mm, 15 mm Key Concepts

Mantoux tuberculosis test

References

[http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003839.htm]
[http://www.cdc.gov/tb/publications/factsheets/testing/skintesting.htm]
[http://www.cdc.gov/tb/education/Mantoux/part2.htm]