tuberculin test


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tuberculin test

[tə′bər·kyə·lən ‚test]
(immunology)
A test for past or present infection with tubercle bacilli based on a delayed hypersensitivity reaction at the site where tuberculin or purified protein derivative was introduced.
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However, a tuberculin test is limited in its specificity and sensitivity, so culture should be used to confirm the presence of M.
Ameni G, Hewinson G, Aseffa A, Young D, Vordermeier M (2008) Appraisal of interpretation criteria for the comparative intradermal tuberculin test for diagnosis of tuberculosis in cattle in central Ethiopia.
Comparative intradermal tuberculin test in dairy cattle in the north of Ecuador and risk factors associated with bovine tuberculosis.
They determined that although tuberculin test was positive for more than 20 mm, no other symptom suggesting tuberculosis was noted in these children.
False positive tuberculin tests occur in individuals who have been infected with other mycobacteria, including vaccination with BCG.
In Mexico, the diagnosis of the bovine tuberculosis is conducted by using the tuberculin test in live animals, bacteriologic isolation and histopathological analysis in postmortem.
Any 'yes' response is considered a positive risk factor and is an indication for administration of the Mantoux tuberculin test to the teen.
Today the advice for most people is to get a tuberculin test if you have symptoms.
Perhaps significantly, six of the seven with increasing CD4s -- but none of the four with falling CD4s -- show evidence of a specific form of cell-mediated immunity against HIV, as determined by skin tests resembling the commonly performed tuberculin test.
At first, guinea pigs were tested for TB by a subcutaneous tuberculin test (STT).
The skin test is the international standard for the diagnosis of bTB, and accordingly the cervical Single Intra-dermal Tuberculin test (SIT) is primarily used to screen both individual cattle and herds in continental Europe (1,2,3).