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Can use of HCG injection shots affect a PPD test?

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Posted on Mon, 9 Sep 2013
Question: Can use of hcg injection shots affect a ppd test
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Answered by Dr. Vidya KR (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
no effect

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No, HCG injection has no effect on ppd test, Injection should be taken in different arm and ppd test in other arm, for better reading of ppd test .

Hope this answered your question.
Feel free to ask me if you have any further queries or doubts and I shall be glad to help you out.
Wish you good health. Take care.

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Follow up: Dr. Vidya KR (5 hours later)
Specifically will the use of hcg for more than one month affect the ppd reading? Can it make the reading unclear?
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Answered by Dr. Vidya KR (4 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
No effect on ppd reading

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

No, HCG injection will not affect reading of ppd test

Hope I have answered your query.
Wish you a good health.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Can use of HCG injection shots affect a PPD test?

Brief Answer:
no effect

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXX
Thanks for using XXXXXXX

No, HCG injection has no effect on ppd test, Injection should be taken in different arm and ppd test in other arm, for better reading of ppd test .

Hope this answered your question.
Feel free to ask me if you have any further queries or doubts and I shall be glad to help you out.
Wish you good health. Take care.

Regards