What is a PPD Test?: Demystifying Tuberculosis Screenings

Mycobacterium tuberculosis, better known as tuberculosis, has existed since ancient times. In fact, evidence shows that early variants developed in Africa about 3 million years ago. Over the course of human history, this highly contagious, potentially fatal bacterial...

When Starting a New Job Do You Need a PPD Test?

Depending on the industry or field that you work in, there may be a requirement to participate in specific health or drug tests. Many industries utilize these procedures as a pre-hire protocol to regulate safe and healthy work environments. One specific health and...

How is a PPD Shot Taken

If you’re taking on a new job, a battery of tests and shots are often required. A Purified Protein Derivative Shot, or PPD Shot, is a shot given to test for tuberculosis. Someone infected with tuberculosis (or TB) can show no outward symptoms of infection. It’s for...

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...
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