|ppd vs chest x-ray
Feb 14, 2009
Can a current chest x-ray, which showed no evidence of disease, be used in place of a ppd for work? I am an rn. Thank you. sm
| Response from Dr. McGowan
A tuberculin skin test (aka PPD) is one way to test for latent tuberculosis infection. A chest xray is not used to diagnose latent tuberculosis infection. For this reason, a current chest xray which shows no evidence of disease cannot be used "in place of a ppd for work."
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