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Man·toux test

 (măn-to͞o′, män-)
A tuberculin test in which a small amount of tuberculin is injected under the skin.

[After Charles Mantoux (1877-1947), French physician.]

Mantoux test

(mænˈtuː; French mɑ̃tu)
(Medicine) med a test for determining the presence of a tubercular infection by injecting tuberculin into the skin
[C19: named after C. Mantoux, French physician (1877–1956)]

Man•toux′ test`

(mænˈtu, mɑ̃-, ˈmæn tu)

a test for tuberculosis in which a hypersensitive reaction to an intracutaneous injection of tuberculin indicates a previous or current infection.
[after C. Mantoux (1877–1947), French physician]
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Noun1.Mantoux test - tuberculin (a derivative of tubercle bacillus) is injected intradermallyMantoux test - tuberculin (a derivative of tubercle bacillus) is injected intradermally; a red area appearing 1-3 days later signifies an exposure (past or present) to tubercle bacilli and the need for further testing
tuberculin skin test, tuberculin test - a skin test to determine past or present infection with the tuberculosis bacterium; based on hypersensitivity of the skin to tuberculin
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Screening of potential contacts is done by using the Mantoux tuberculin skin test (TST); induration of [greater than or equal to] 5 mm is considered positive for this test (9).
Latent TB Infection (LTBI) is diagnosed when the patient has evidence of TB infection either by positive Mantoux Tuberculin skin test (TST) or more recently by a positive interferon gamma release assays (IGRAs) with no clinical or radiological evidence for active disease.
A Mantoux tuberculin skin test (TST) is administered per clinic protocol, and the patient is instructed to return in 48 to 72 hours for a reading of the test result.