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.
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