How to test for TB?

You may need more than 1 test for TB disease:

Mantoux skin test can tell whether you have TB germs in your body, even if they are “asleep.”

The correct way to do a mantoux test

Positive result which can be seen after about 48hours.

chest x-ray can tell whether the germs have hurt your lungs.

X-Ray

Sputum culture tests can tell whether TB germs are growing in your lungs.

Sputum Test

Blood tests.

Blood Test

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