Nov 5, 2006
my MD ordered this test. why? i am a healthcare worker and i get tested yearly with the TB skin test and have tested negative, so why this test? does it detect something that the skin test doesn't. thanks
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
It tests the same thing, although using a blood test and not a skin test. Some people believe it may be more sensitive in determining PPD status than a skin test.
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