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Description:This technician is in the process of correctly placing a Mantoux tuberculin skin test in this recipient’s forearm, which will cause a 6mm to10mm wheal, i.e., a raised area of skin surface, to form at the injection site.

The Mantoux tuberculin skin test is used to evaluate people for latent tuberculosis (TB) infection. In the United States, this skin test consists of an intradermal injection of exactly one tenth of a milliliter (mL) of tuberculin, which contains 5 tuberculin units. Correct placement of this intradermal injection involves inserting the needle bevel slowly at a 5° to 15° angle. The needle bevel is advanced through the epidermis, the superficial layer of skin, approximately 3mm so that the entire bevel is covered and lies just under the skin surface. A tense, pale wheal that is 6mm to 10mm in diameter appears over the needle bevel.

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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Gabrielle Benenson
Creation Date:2004
Photo Credit:Greg Knobloch
Links:
  • CDC – Nat. Cntr. for HIV, STD and TB Prevention, Div. of Tuberculosis Elimination
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    MeSH
    tree picture Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment
    tree picture tree picture Diagnosis
    tree picturetree picture tree picture Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Skin Tests
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Tuberculin Test
    tree picturetree picture tree picture Laboratory Techniques and Procedures
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Immunologic Tests
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Skin Tests
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Tuberculin Test
    tree picture tree picture Equipment and Supplies
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    tree picturetree picture tree picture Immunologic Factors
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Antigens
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Antigens, Bacterial
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Tuberculin
    tree picture Diseases
    tree picture tree picture Bacterial Infections and Mycoses
    tree picturetree picture tree picture Bacterial Infections
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Mycoplasmatales Infections
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    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Actinomycetales Infections
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    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Mycobacterium Infections
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Tuberculosis
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