tuberculin


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tu·ber·cu·lin

 (to͝o-bûr′kyə-lĭn, tyo͝o-)
n.
A sterile liquid containing proteins extracted from cultures of tubercle bacilli and used in tests for tuberculosis.

[Latin tūberculum, tubercle; see tubercle + -in.]

tuberculin

(tjʊˈbɜːkjʊlɪn)
n
(Medicine) a sterile liquid prepared from cultures of attenuated tubercle bacillus and used in the diagnosis of tuberculosis

tu•ber•cu•lin

(tʊˈbɜr kyə lɪn, tyʊ-)

n.
a sterile liquid prepared from cultures of the tubercle bacillus, used in a scratch test for tuberculosis.
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Noun1.tuberculin - a sterile liquid containing a purified protein derivative of the tuberculosis bacterium; used in the diagnosis of tuberculosis
liquid - fluid matter having no fixed shape but a fixed volume
Translations

tuberculin

[tjʊˈbɜːkjʊlɪn] Ntuberculina f

tuberculin

nTuberkulin nt; tuberculin-testedtuberkulingetestet

tu·ber·cu·lin

n. tuberculina, compuesto preparado del bacilo de la tuberculosis usado en las pruebas de diagnóstico de infecciones de la tuberculosis.

tuberculin

n tuberculina
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Contract notice: provision of vaccines and tuberculin tests
A total of 133 and 132 adult cattle and buffaloes above two years of age were screened with tuberculin testing for Paratuberculosis.
On June 2, 2014, the Director of the Florida Department of Health in Okaloosa County (DOH-Okaloosa) was notified by the infection control practitioner (ICP) at hospital A that four nurses working on the same unit were noted during March-May 2014 to have conversions of tuberculin skin test (TST) results.
The main method of testing in the US is a tuberculin skin test, in which the animal receives an injection of tuberculin in the skin and is checked for a reaction 72 hours later.
The skin test is the international standard for the diagnosis of bTB, and accordingly the cervical Single Intra-dermal Tuberculin test (SIT) is primarily used to screen both individual cattle and herds in continental Europe (1,2,3).
Objective: To compare the diagnostic efficacy and agreement of the traditional tuberculin skin test with QuantiFERON-Tuberculosis Gold In-Tube test for latent tuberculosis infection in healthcare workers.
It calls for targeted TB screening and prevention and also recommends the use of the interferon gamma release assays (IGRAs) or the tuberculin skin test (TST) as testing options.
Effect of BCG vaccination and utility of tuberculin skin testing (TST) in severely malnourished children with tuberculosis remain a subject of interest.
The combination brings state-of-the-art infrastructure, a certified tuberculin manufacturing facility as well as additional enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA) under the Life Technologies brand, the buyer explained in a statement.
Generally one but occasionally two close contacts of these index patients (spouses, parents or siblings) were called to the hospital for screening of TB using chest X- ray, smear microscopy and tuberculin skin test.
Objective: To determine the frequency of positive tuberculin skin test (TST) in BCG-vaccinated asymptomatic healthy Pakistani adults.
Due to a nationwide shortage of tuberculin skin test antigens, federal health officials are recommending alternative ways of testing for tuberculosis.