aaronayl1 wrote:Surely any Australian's going to come up with a criminal record on the UK database - isn't that why we sent you off in the first place?
Suzie88 wrote:Deadline day
So i'm now filled with TB,I had a super lovely nurse this morning and now i just have to wait until friday to get my results.
Then they'll get sent to my Dr within about a week so he can fill my results out on there, finally feel like i'm getting somewhere About time!
How many people have actually got everything already sent back then? I think I may well be nearing the deadline at the rate my Dr's are going.
Bugrophenia wrote:Had my mantoux test and initially struggled getting my head around the "if the test is positive you're ok" and realised it was an immunisation screening rather than a test to see if you have TB or not.. doh.
Vil0xai wrote:Bugrophenia wrote:Had my mantoux test and initially struggled getting my head around the "if the test is positive you're ok" and realised it was an immunisation screening rather than a test to see if you have TB or not.. doh.
Wait... does that mean that JET doesn't accept the Mantoux test to show that you don't have TB? I'm panicking now, because that's what I had done, and it took me so long just to get one. If I've done it wrong, I may never get another TB test!
The results of this test must be interpreted carefully. The person's medical risk factors determine at which increment (5 mm, 10 mm, or 15 mm) of induration the result is considered positive. A positive result indicates TB exposure.
Bugrophenia wrote:Im getting all confused now with this Mantoux, and maybe the doc today told me the wrong thing which is really unhelpful!
nhs website says this about it though
The Mantoux test is a widely used test for latent TB. It involves injecting a substance called PPD tuberculin into the skin of your forearm.
If you have a latent TB infection, your skin will be sensitive to PPD tuberculin and a hard red bump will develop at the site of the injection, usually within 48 to 72 hours of having the test. If you have a very strong skin reaction, you may need to have a chest X-ray to confirm whether you have an active TB infection.
If you do not have a latent infection, your skin will not react to the Mantoux test. However, as TB can take some time to develop, you may need to be screened again within a year.
If you have had the Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccination, you may have a mild skin reaction to the Mantoux test. This does not mean that you have latent TB, but that your immune system (the body’s natural defence against infection and illness) recognises the TB."
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