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Sarasota PPD Skin Test
Sarasota PPD Skin Test Near You
AFC Sarasota provides on-site PPD skin tests that determine whether you have tuberculosis. PPD, or purified protein derivative, is a small injection that is inserted under the top layer of skin and is able to determine whether or not you have tuberculosis within 72 hours.
Tuberculosis (TB) is a serious infection, usually of the lungs, caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis. This bacteria spreads when you breathe in the air exhaled by a person infected with TB. The bacteria can remain inactive in your body for years.
What are the Symptoms of Tuberculosis?
Did you know that it is possible to carry TB but not have symptoms or transmit it to others? This is called a latent TB infection. However, if left untreated, it can develop into TB disease, which is when it becomes contagious and symptoms arise.
TB symptoms include coughing, loss of appetite and weight loss, night sweats, fever, and chills. Get your PPD skin test today if you think you've been showing symptoms.
Get a PPD skin Test at an Urgent Care Near You
AFC Urgent Care in Sarasota is a state-of-the-art medical center with compassionate staff and top-notch equipment. With deep expertise, you can count on AFC Urgent Care to put your mind at ease. Schedule your PPD skin test online today!
Urgent care is for medical conditions that require prompt attention but do not pose an immediate threat to your health or life. Here is a simple rule of thumb: if your medical issues(s) are life threatening, call 911, or go directly to a hospital emergency room. If not, an urgent care center such as AFC is an excellent alternative.