|tuberculin tine test||medical dictionary|
In this test a small amount of tuberculosis antigen in injected into the skin (dermis). The skin is inspected later to see if a positive skin reaction has occurred. The presence of inflammation indicates that your body has been exposed to tuberculosis antigen at some point in your life. A chest X-ray will be taken to look for signs of TB if your tine test is positive.
(27 Sep 1997)
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