tuberculin purified protein derivative

tuberculin purified protein derivative

[too͡bur′kyoo͡lin]
a solution containing a purified protein fraction derived from isolated culture filtrates of strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It is used as an aid in the diagnosis of tuberculosis, in the Mantoux test, and, for the same purpose in a dried form, in multiple puncture devices. See also Mantoux test, tine test.

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Contract notice: Contract for the supply of tuberculin purified protein derivative (PPD).
Phase I clinical studies in adults completed in Oxford and The Gambia have demonstrated safety and immunogenicity as measured by ex vivo interferon-gamma (IFN-[gamma]) Elispot assay, which assesses specific T-cell responses to tuberculin purified protein derivative (PPD), antigen 85 and its constituent peptides.
Mantoux testing was performed with tuberculin purified protein derivative (PPD) RT 23 SSI (Statens Serum Institut; Copenhagen).
Reports of tuberculosis in patients on biologic therapies prompted the Food and Drug Administration to recommend a baseline tuberculin purified protein derivative (PPD) skin test to evaluate the risk of latent TB infection, Dr.
Researchers at the University of Modena in Italy found that using a Western blot test to detect an antibody marker for Mycobacterium tuberculosis(MTB) is more sensitive than using a skin reaction to tuberculin purified protein derivative (PPD) to detect exposure among healthcare workers.