Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to navigation Skip directly to site content Skip directly to page options
CDC Home

Mantoux Tuberculosis Skin Test Facilitator Guide

Return to Mantoux TB Skin Test Facilitator Guide Main Page

Review of Part One

In review, remember that when you administer the Mantoux tuberculin skin test, the preparation steps include collecting the supplies, providing patient education, washing your hands, locating and cleaning the injection site, and preparing the syringe.

The injection steps include injecting the tuberculin at a 5- to 15-degree angle, discarding the needle and syringe properly, checking that the skin test was administered properly, and repeating the test if needed.

The final steps include washing your hands, recording the information, reminding the patient about the return visit, providing patient education, and returning the vial to the refrigerator.
 
Contact Us:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Division of Tuberculosis Elimination (DTBE)
    1600 Clifton Rd., NE
    MS E10
    Atlanta, GA 30333
  • 800-CDC-INFO
    (800-232-4636)
    TTY: (888) 232-6348
  • Contact CDC–INFO
USA.gov: The U.S. Government's Official Web PortalDepartment of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention   1600 Clifton Rd. Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) TTY: (888) 232-6348 - Contact CDC–INFO
A-Z Index
  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D
  5. E
  6. F
  7. G
  8. H
  9. I
  10. J
  11. K
  12. L
  13. M
  14. N
  15. O
  16. P
  17. Q
  18. R
  19. S
  20. T
  21. U
  22. V
  23. W
  24. X
  25. Y
  26. Z
  27. #