immunization requirements- 2-step PPD
- 0Aug 4, '04 by Honeybun1206It'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:
- 0Aug 4, '04 by antaresI was curious, did a search, and found this online. Hope it helps.
1. The two step PPD skin test requiresa 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 doned. A positive reaction to the second test is classified as a "boosted" reaction.Wendy
- 0Aug 4, '04 by wonderbeeI 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.
- 0Aug 4, '04 by purplemaniaPPD 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.