What is a tuberculosis test?

Answer Tuberculosis (TB) is a condition caused by bacteria that affects the lungs (and sometimes other parts of the body). A skin test is done to help check for the presence of these bacteria.Identificati... Read More »

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How Do I Test for Tuberculosis?

Tuberculosis is a disease passed through mucus droplets that affects the lungs. Tuberculosis kills almost 2 million people each year, primarily in Africa and Asia. Thankfully vaccines and a test ha... Read More »

How to Read a Tuberculosis Skin Test?

A tuberculosis skin test is also known as the tuberculin test. This test measures your immune system's response to the bacteria that causes tuberculosis. Your results will be interpreted by your do... Read More »

Does the Employee or Employer Pay for a Tuberculosis Test?

Tuberculosis, a disease spread when an infected person coughs or sneezes, has bedeviled humans for centuries. Until the creation of antibiotics, many people died from this disease. Tuberculosis is ... Read More »

What are the treatments for tuberculosis?

Tuberculosis (TB), a chronic infection caused by mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria, typically affects the lungs. TB can be spread through close contact. As a treatment precaution, Health Encyclop... Read More »