A tuberculosis skin test is also known as the Mantoux tuberculin test. This test measures your immune system’s response to the bacteria that causes tuberculosis. Your results will be interpreted by your doctor a couple of days after the test. If you’re curious about how to read a tuberculosis skin test, this article will guide you through the process, but remember: the test must be read by a trained professional. You can interpret the test yourself, but the result needs to be documented by a medical professional to ensure proper treatment and/or follow-up.
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