PPD skin test

Alternative Names

Purified protein derivative standard; TB skin test; Tuberculin skin test; Mantoux test

Definition of PPD skin test

The PPD skin test is a method used to diagnose (TB). PPD stands for purified protein derivative.

Review

David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; and Jatin M. Vyas, PhD, MD, Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Assistant in Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, Massachusetts General Hospital. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 12/1/2009

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