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Test for tuberculosis (Mantoux) can be wet, said chief freelance specialist TB specialist Ministry of health of Russia, Irina Vasileva.
“It is impossible to comb. Pull impossible, loofah scrub,” said she.
As explained Vasiliev, the recommendation not to wet the skin test is that a wet spot, usually wipe. “Water you can, then just get wet and all. Sample test it’s not so strict — you just can’t irritate the skin,” said the medic.
In February, former chief sanitary doctor of Russia Gennady Onishchenko urged Russians not to wet place the sample on tuberculosis. “Colleagues, do not try to wet test”, — he said at the awards “For loyalty to science” at the Ministry of education.
Mantoux test, immunological test, which was invented by the French physician Charles Mantoux. The presence in the organism of tuberculosis infection is determined by tuberculin injection (common name extracts of mycobacteria, used for intradermal diagnostic tests for tuberculosis in humans and animals).
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