How do you get tested for TB?
The TB skin test (mantoux) may be used to find out if you have TB infection. A health care worker will inject a small amount of testing fluid called tuberculin or PPD just under the skin on the under side of the forearm. Within 48-72 hours, you must return to have your skin test read by the health care worker. There is also a blood test to test for TB infection. This is preferred in certain situations.

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1. What is tuberculosis?
2. Who is at risk?
3. How do you get tested for TB?
4. Where can I get tested?
5. What if I have a reaction to the skin test?
6. What is the treatment for TB?