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[Summary]CDC | TB | Fact Sheets Tuberculin Skin Testing What is it? The Mantoux tuberculin skin test (TST) is the standard method of determining whether a person is infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Reliable administration and reading of the TST requi

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Tuberculin Skin Testing

What is it?

The Mantoux tuberculin skin test (TST) is the standard method of determining whether a person is infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Reliable administration and reading of the TST requires standardization of procedures, training, supervision, and practice.

How is the TST Administered?

Standard Tuberculosis Screening Protocols | Human Resources University of Michigan

To identify healthcare workers with Mycobacterium Tuberculosis (M. Tuberculosis)

Healthcare workers include employees, volunteers, students and special purpose trainees, who have broadly defined patient care duties. Testing is done at pre-placement, annually, after exposure to a person with infectious tuberculosis, for symptoms suggestive of TB.

Identification and Management of Tuberculosis

2. Tuberculosis morbidity—United States, 1997. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 1998;47:253–6.

3. American Thoracic Society/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Committee on Latent Tuberculosis Infection Targeted tuberculin testing and treatment of latent tuberculosis infection Am J Respir Crit Care Med [In press]

FAQ: Tuberculosis Panel Physicians | Technical Instructions | Immigrant and Refugee Health | CDC

What are the tuberculosis (TB) Technical Instructions?

HHS/CDC regulations require that all immigrants and refugees coming to the United States be screened for tuberculosis (TB). CDC’s Division of Global Migration and Quarantine (DGMQ) develops physician guidelines for TB testing and treatment of immigrants and refugees that are called Technical Instructions (TIs).

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