The Importance of Two-Step Tuberculin Skin Testing for Newly Employed Healthcare Workers

    loading  Checking for direct PDF access through Ovid


At the time of hire, 4059 of 6522 healthcare workers required a 2-step tuberculin skin test; 114 workers (2.8%) demonstrated a boosted reaction after the second step. Boosted reactions were significantly associated with male sex and older age. A verbal history of previous tuberculin skin test results was not a reliable indicator of baseline tuberculin skin test status at the time of hire.

Related Topics

    loading  Loading Related Articles