Translation of tuberculin in Spanish:


tuberculina, n.

Pronunciation /təˈbərkjələn//tjʊˈbəːkjʊlɪn/


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    tuberculina feminine
    • Sputum culture and smears, tuberculin testing, and radiography are all essentially 19th century inventions.
    • The usual screening test for tuberculosis is the Mantoux skin test with five tuberculin units of purified protein derivative.
    • All pregnant patients with HIV infection should also undergo tuberculin skin testing as part of their routine prenatal care.
    • Tuberculin skin testing with tuberculin purified protein derivative is used to screen persons for latent tuberculosis infection.
    • The tuberculin skin test is used to diagnose latent tuberculosis infection, but it requires two visits and skilled personnel for test placement and interpretation.