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TTB skin test, MANTOUX, PPD
- An aid in the detection of infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Reconstitution and Stability:
- Available as 5 test units/0.1 mL dose
- Vial stable 1 month refrigerated once punctured. Protect from light
- DO NOT mix with any other drug or IV fluid
(For approved routes of administration by nursing personnel, refer to Policy for the Administration of Intravenous Medications.)
- Avoid subcutaneous injection
(For neonatal dosages, refer to Neonatal IV Drug Manual.)
- 5 test units (0.1 mL) intracutaneously
Potential hazards of parenteral administration:
- Vesiculation, ulceration or necrosis at test site in sensitive patients
- Pain, pruritus and discomfort
- Erythematous reactions at injection site
- Hypersensitivity reactions
- The test should be read 48-72 hours after administration; sensitivity is indicated by induration, usually accompanied by erythema
- Widest diameter of distinctly palpable induration is recorded in millimetres (mm)
5-9 mm; if known contacts considered positive reaction
< 5 mm
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