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seekhelp
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One of my docs wants me to have this done. Any concerns? I don't think I ever have lately.
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feelfit
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ha, uncle wants a TB test? they gave them to us as kids all of the time in school...not that that means anything!

as far as safety goes.

good luck seek. i think he's avoiding the real issue and grasping at straws with TB...but, if he wants to R/O TB...well...up to you.

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I can't remember if theres actually something bad in the actual test.

All I know is I test pos. for TB yet I am asymptomatic. I needed to be treated with INH and B6 for a whole year because I was in the medical field.

If you test positive you will likely be asked to get a chest xray done. If your Dr. suspects some kind of lung problem ie breathing,coughing, fever,chills etc... this may be why they are looking at a possible TB issue.

Just a guess. All I know is I never have to have the test again because I will always test pos.

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3 1/2 years treatment with oral combos, Cowden, IV roc. BW herbs. Off all abx in 12/10. Feeling good.

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It's safe. They also have a new blood test that I had done last time I needed my yearly test b/c I work in the lab.

It is called Quntiferon Gold.

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sammy
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I've had lots of TB tests. As far as I know they are safe.
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Thanks everyone. [Smile]
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