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Tuberculosis - TB Test - Mantoux - PPD
Tuberculosis - TB Test - Mantoux - PPD
Our Price: $55.00

Product Code: TB10001

The Mantoux test (also known as the Mantoux screening test, Tuberculin Sensitivity Test, Pirquet test, or PPD test for Purified Protein Derivative) is a diagnostic tool for tuberculosis. A standard dose of 5 Tuberculin units is injected intradermally (between the layers of dermis) and read 48 to 72 hours later. A person who has been exposed to the bacteria is expected to mount an immune response in the skin containing the bacterial proteins. The reaction is read by measuring the diameter of induration (palpable raised hardened area) across the forearm (perpendicular to the long axis) in millimeters. If there is no induration, the result should be recorded as "0 mm". Erythema (redness) should not be measured. If a person has had a history of a positive tuberculin skin test, or had a recent tuberculin skin test (within one year), another skin test should be used. The practitioner will perform a reading and provide appropriate follow-up recommendations. 
This test must be performed at our clinics or on-site at your college campus. 
Please call us at 877-720-0777 to schedule if you need this test.

An alternative to this skin test is the QuantiFERON TB Gold blood  test.

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