5 Signs You Need a PPD Test

A PPD Skin test is a test that checks for tuberculosis. Also known as TB, tuberculosis is a severe infection that often affects the lungs. It is caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria can spread anytime you breathe in air that is exhaled by a...

PPD Testing: Procedure, Results, and Side-Effects

Tuberculosis is an infectious disease that transmits through saliva droplets that come out when we either breathe, cough, or speak. Among all respiratory illnesses, tuberculosis is one with the highest mortality rate. Besides affecting the lungs, tuberculosis can also...

3 Jobs that Require a PPD Test

What is a PPD Test? A Purified Protein Derivative (PPD)  test is a test that is used to determine whether or not you have tuberculosis (TB). When you hear the word ‘tuberculosis’, you probably think of Western movies like Tombstone. Yes, Doc Holiday had tuberculosis....

Positive PPD Skin Test? Here’s What to do Next

Tuberculosis (TB) is a highly contagious infection. It typically attacks the lungs, but once contracted, will eventually spread to the spine and even the brain. The bacteria that causes the infection is airborne. It is called Mycobacterium tuberculosis.  There are two...
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