x4 Tuberculin all-glass syringes
Stored in glass tubes to keep the needles germ free and protect handlers from the sharp points, these syringes would be used to inject tuberculin into the skin. Tuberculin is used to see whether a person has been exposed to or has immunity to tuberculosis. This particular tuberculin test is known as the Mantoux test – named after its originator, Charles Mantoux (1877-1947), a French physician.
If after four to seven days the skin shows no reaction, the patient is at risk of contracting the disease and needs to be vaccinated with the BCG vaccine.
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- Institute of Medical Laboratory Sciences
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