Tuberculin Skin Testing
A tuberculin skin test (also called a Mantoux tuberculin test) is done to see if you have ever been exposed to tuberculosis (TB). The test is done by putting a small amount of TB protein (antigens) under the top layer of skin on your inner forearm. If you have ever been exposed to the TB bacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) , your skin will react to the antigens by developing a firm red bump at the site within 2 days.
Tuberculin (PPD) Skin Testing is available at the Student Health Center on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the academic year for a cost of $10.00 on your FredCard. The PPD is placed at your first visit, and read two days later at a return visit.