Terminology of Tuberculosis Tests


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In the Mantoux PPD Tuberculin Skin test, the following is measured to figure out if the test is positive, (the):

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1. What's the term for a sterile solution that contains antigens extracted from tuberculosis causing bacteria (such as Mycobacterium tuberculosis)?

2. This is the name for a tuberculin skin test where the antigen is injected into the skin with several small prongs:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of what different tests detect tuberculosis. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include Mantoux PPD Tuberculin skin test and a substance that is regarded by the body as foreign.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will assess you on the various components of TB test vocabulary, including:

  • Mantoux PPD Tuberculin Skin test
  • Sterile solution extracted from tuberculosis bacteria
  • Tuberculin skin test where a substance is injected into the skin a few times by small prongs
  • Test used where purified protein derivative is injected with a needle under the skin
  • Substance regarded as foreign to the body
  • Positive response to tuberculin skin test

Skills Practiced

The following quiz and worksheet will allow you to test out the following proficiencies:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related tuberculosis test lesson
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding a substance regarded as foreign to the body
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the possible reasons for a positive tuberculosis skin test

Additional Learning

To learn more about tuberculosis testing, review the corresponding lesson on TB Test Vocabulary. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Identify what tuberculin skin testing is and how the body reacts to antigens
  • Understand what the tuberculin tine test is and how it is administered
  • Recall what the Mantoux PPD skin test is and what its induration and erythema indicate