immunization requirements- 2-step PPD

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    It's required that I get a 2-step PPD before I start clinicals this fall. My doctor has never heard of it before; the nurse I explained it to looked at me as though I was crazy, because apparently she never heard of it too.

    Can any of you please clarify what this 2-step PPD is and how it is done? I am confused...:uhoh21:
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    I was curious, did a search, and found this online. Hope it helps.

    PROCEDURE:

    1. The two step PPD skin test requires
    a Administration of a PPD skin test which is read within 48-72 hours;
    b. If the reaction to the first PPD skin test is classified as negative, a second test should be done within 1 to 3 weeks of the first test;
    c. If the reaction to the first PPD skin test is classified as positive, the person is considered infected and a second skin test is not done
    d. A positive reaction to the second test is classified as a "boosted" reaction.
    Wendy
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    What is it? Is it a TB test?
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    I had to have the two-step PPD for work. School was not as particular and only required the one-step.

    Yes, It's the TB test.

    Just found out that my series of Hep B which I completed a couple of months ago was for nothing. I didn't sero convert. Dang, I have to have the whole series over again.

    That's another difference I noticed. For school, I was required to have the Hep B series and that was the end of that. Work required the same thing however they tested me to see whether I really built up an immunity following the series. It appears I did not. Just goes to show you that just because you get an immunization, it doesn't mean you're immunized.
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    I had to have all of the titers drawn to see if I was covered by my childhood immunizations...apparently I was, cause everything came back ok.
    I still have to finish my HepB series in September, then I'll be complete.
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    My school requires the 2-step once, then the 1-step annually. It is provided for us (as was the HepB series) at no cost through the Employee Health dept. of the hospital.
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    PPD stands for purified protein derivitive, but is called a TB skin test most of the time. Another name is Mantoux, but who cares? The CDC recommends the two-step process in order to establish a baseline. KEEP your documentation on all immunizations. Do not depend on someone else to do this.
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    I had my Hep B series years ago, along with the rest of our volunteer fire/rescuse squad. But I do know of at least one person who never did sero convert....they finally gave up after doing the series twice.

    Anyone have any clue why someone wouldn't sero convert?

    Debblynn


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