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Is it good to get a negative result of Mantoux test ?

Doctor i got mantoux test done as a requirement for my enrollment in to a university in US The result was negative..Can u tell me is it good to get a negative result. I have heardthat most ppl in india will be mantoux positive in general. Does that mean i have problem as my test is negative.
Mon, 18 Jul 2011
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hi
u need not to worry
mantoux is done for tuberculosis
it is very rare in US
negative means u have less than 5 mm result ,
so u have no past or recent infection of tb
so be relax ,u have good report .
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