Mantoux Tuberculin Skin Test
Review of Part One
In review, remember that when you administer the Mantoux tuberculin
skin test, the preparation steps include collecting the supplies,
providing patient education, washing your hands, locating and cleaning
the injection site, and preparing the syringe.
The injection steps include injecting the tuberculin at a 5- to
15-degree angle, discarding the needle and syringe properly, checking
that the skin test was administered properly, and repeating the
test if needed.
The final steps include washing your hands, recording the information,
reminding the patient about the return visit, providing patient
education, and returning the vial to the refrigerator.
Released October 2008
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention
Division of Tuberculosis Elimination - http://www.cdc.gov/tb
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