The tuberculin skin test. Administration and interpretation.

C. O. Long, N. J. Holmes, R. L. Ismeurt

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With the incidence of tuberculosis on the rise, home healthcare nurses are challenged to maintain skills in administering healthcare and interpreting tuberculosis (TB) tests. In this article, the most widely used method of TB testing, the Mantoux PPD test, is presented. The procedures for administering the test, the methods of evaluating the results, and consideration of the variables that affect proper administration and interpretation in the home setting are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13-18
Number of pages6
JournalHome healthcare nurse
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Community and Home Care
  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing


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