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What Does A Positive Mantoux Test Result Indicate?

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Posted on Mon, 17 Oct 2016
Question: Montoux test is positive.What it indicates?
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Answered by Dr. Veerisetty Shyamkumar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
good health

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thank you for query.

Montoux positive indicate TB infection.
Some times it can be false positive.We can't rely only on montoux test.
You need to get an X-ray chest,sputum culture and PCR.

Get back if any query.

Regards,
Dr VSK
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What Does A Positive Mantoux Test Result Indicate?

Brief Answer: good health Detailed Answer: Hi, Thank you for query. Montoux positive indicate TB infection. Some times it can be false positive.We can't rely only on montoux test. You need to get an X-ray chest,sputum culture and PCR. Get back if any query. Regards, Dr VSK