What is a TB skin test?
The TB skin test (sometimes referred to as a Mantoux test or a PPD) is performed by injecting a small amount of fluid, called tuberculin, into the skin in the lower part of the arm. A person given the tuberculin skin test must return within 48 to 72 hours to have a trained health care worker look for a reaction on the arm.
*TB skin tests cannot be given within 30 days of a live virus vaccine.
**Persons who have had a positive TB test or who have received the BCG vaccine should not be tested again. Contact TB nurse for details at (618) 684-3143, ext. 151.
This is a current copy of the Tuberculosis Skin Test Form which will allow JCHD to administer a TB test to you or your child.
Some situations require "2 step" tests. Please check with your employer/school/etc to see if you are require a 1 step or 2 steps
If a "2 step" skin test is required, the first test is given and then read in 48-72 hours. You return 1-3 weeks after the1st test to get the 2nd test, then return for the reading in 48-72 hours.