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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

A tuberculosis test is a medical test used to determine if someone has developed an active TB disease. There are two types of tests: skin tests and blood tests.

Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by bacteria that attacks the lungs. The symptoms of TB include cough, fever, and fatigue. A person with TB can infect others through coughing or sneezing.

A tuberculosis test is used to diagnose TB.

If you have been exposed to tuberculosis or if you have symptoms of the disease, your doctor will likely recommend that you get a tuberculosis test. A TB test can help diagnose active TB disease.

The normal range for a tuberculosis test is 0-9 millimeters of induration (swelling). A reading of 10 millimeters or more is considered a positive result.

There are a few different ways that you can lower your tuberculosis test level. The first way is by getting vaccinated. The second way is by taking medication as prescribed by your doctor. The third way is by staying healthy and avoiding contact with people who have tuberculosis.

Both blood test and skin tests are generally considered safe.

Fasting is not required for most tuberculosis tests. However, if you are going to have a skin test, you should not eat or drink anything for at least 30 minutes before the test.

Yes, home sample collection is available for Tuberculosis Test. One can opt for home collection while booking a test through Max Lab.

Tuberculosis (TB) is a communicable disease infecting the lungs. It is spread through droplets present in a person’s sneeze, cough, and spit. A tuberculosis test is done to look for Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacteria responsible for causi Read More

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