Diseases & National Health Programme
For Mantoux test the standard dose of tuberculin used in India is: (DNB Dec 10)
Mantoux Test (a type of tuberculin test): It is performed by injecting intradermally on the flexor surface of the forearm 1 TU of PPD in 0.1 ml. The WHO has recommended a preparation known as PPD-RT-23 with Tween 80. The result of the test is read after 72 hours.