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How often should a mantoux test be given?
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What is the meaning of 28mm swelling in the Mantoux test?
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What is the next investigation to do if mantoux test is positive?
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When do you say someone is positive of Mantoux test?
A Mantoux test is done by injecting a very small amount of TB protein ( antigens) under the top layer of skin. The skin test is then read 2 or 3 days later, a positive test, doesn't always mean someone has TB; it just means that you have been exposed to TB at sometime in your life, a follow up XRay or CT scan to reveal if there is an active infection should be done. A sputum test can also be done to determine if there is active infection.
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How do you chart a negative ppd mantoux test and what do you chart it on?
The Mantoux test determines rather a person has tuberculosis. A patients forearm skin is injected with 1ml tuberculin protein. It is the reaction to the injection that is read. If the inject swells and spreads to 5 mill or more Iit is positive. A negative reading is less then 5mm. The measurement and response is charted on a Medwatch form.
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What is mantoux skin test used for?
Montoux skin test is used to test infection by tuberculus bacteria. An intradermal injection is given and test result is seen from 48 to 72 hours. An induration for more than 10 mm indicates positive motaux test. It only indicates that there is recent infection by tuberculus bacteria. It does not denotes anything else. It is sometimes false negative is severe tuberculosis. It helps in diagnosis of the tuberculosis.