Measurement of a Tuberculin Skin Test Reaction
Two to three days after getting a tuberculin skin test, the size of any bump at the site is measured. Your risk of having TB is used along with the size of the bump to determine whether the test is:
The test cannot tell if you have a latent (inactive) infection or an active infection that can be spread to others.
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