Mantoux Tuberculin Skin Test

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Quiz used to test health care providers on their knowledge of TB (Tuberculosis) and the two step Mantoux Test used to test for TB.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Tuberculosis is caused by a:
    • A. 

      Virus

    • B. 

      Bacterium

    • C. 

      Pox

    • D. 

      Parasite

    • E. 

      Fungus

  • 2. 
    TB infection is spread by:
    • A. 

      Contact with blood contaminated with TB bacteria

    • B. 

      Contact with clothing contaminated with TB bacteria

    • C. 

      Breathing in TB bacteria expelled by a person with infectious TB

    • D. 

      Eating with utensils used by a person with infectious TB

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    What is the most common site for TB disease?
    • A. 

      Larynx

    • B. 

      Pleura

    • C. 

      Lungs

    • D. 

      Lymph nodes

    • E. 

      Brain

  • 4. 
    A definitive diagnosis of TB disease is made with a:
    • A. 

      Mantoux tuberculin skin test

    • B. 

      Chest x-ray

    • C. 

      Smear

    • D. 

      Culture

    • E. 

      Thorough medical history

  • 5. 
    Which of the following medical conditions places a person at the highest risk of developing TB disease after becoming infected:
    • A. 

      Fatigue

    • B. 

      Less than ideal body weight

    • C. 

      Pneumonia

    • D. 

      HIV infection

    • E. 

      Diabetes

  • 6. 
    The difference between latent TB infection and TB disease is that:
    • A. 

      People with latent TB infection are not infectious, whereas people with TB disease are sometimes infectious

    • B. 

      Only TB disease can be detected by a tuberculin skin test; latent TB infection cannot

    • C. 

      People with latent TB infection are infectious, whereas people with TB disease are not

    • D. 

      Latent TB infection is curable but TB disease is not

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is NOT a symptom of active pulmonary TB disease?
    • A. 

      Productive, prolonged cough

    • B. 

      Fever

    • C. 

      Diarrhea

    • D. 

      Night sweats

    • E. 

      Weight loss

  • 8. 
    The standard treatment for latent TB infection is to:
    • A. 

      Give isoniazid daily for 9 months

    • B. 

      Give rifampin and isoniazid daily for 18 months

    • C. 

      Closely monitor the patients health status and then give isoniazid only if TB disease develops

    • D. 

      Treat with a regimen of 4 drugs for 6 months

    • E. 

      Treat with a regimen of 3 drugs for 12 months

  • 9. 
    The correct amount of PPD antigen to use in a tuberculin skin test is:
    • A. 

      .05 ml of 5 tuberculin units

    • B. 

      0.1 ml of 5 tuberculin units

    • C. 

      0.5 ml of 5 tuberculin units

    • D. 

      1 ml of 5 tuberculin units

  • 10. 
    A Mantoux tuberculin skin test is administered :
    • A. 

      Intermuscularly

    • B. 

      Intradermally

    • C. 

      Subcutaneously

    • D. 

      By scratching the skin

  • 11. 
    A positive skin test means a patient:
    • A. 

      Probably has TB disease

    • B. 

      Probably has TB infection

    • C. 

      Has TB and is infectious

    • D. 

      Is allergic to PPD solution

  • 12. 
    A skin test should be read at:
    • A. 

      24-48 hours (1 to 2 days)

    • B. 

      48 hours (2 days)

    • C. 

      48 -72 hours (2 to 3 days)

    • D. 

      Anytime up to a week

  • 13. 
    If a client fails to show up for their scheduled reading within 48-72 hours, how long should they wait before scheduling an appointment for retesting? 
    • A. 

      7 days

    • B. 

      10 days

    • C. 

      14 days

    • D. 

      No minimum wait is required before repeat testing

  • 14. 
    When performing the skin test, it is important to record the:
    • A. 

      Date

    • B. 

      Administrator

    • C. 

      Arm of placement

    • D. 

      Lot # and expiration date

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 15. 
    A tuberculin reaction of 5 mm is positive in:
    • A. 

      Persons known to have or suspected of having HIV infection

    • B. 

      Close contacts of a person with infectious TB

    • C. 

      Persons who have a chest x-ray suggestive of previous TB

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 16. 
    Which patients described below have a positive tuberculin skin test reaction? Check all that apply.
    • A. 

      Mr. West, 36 years old with HIV infection, 8 mm induration

    • B. 

      Ms. Hernandez, 26 years old, native of mexico, 7 mm induration

    • C. 

      Ms. Jones, 56 years old, has diabetes, 12 mm induration

    • D. 

      Mr. Sung, 79 years old, resident of a nursing home, 11 mm induration

  • 17. 
    How often does the two-step protocol need to be performed?
    • A. 

      Once every 6 months

    • B. 

      Once a month

    • C. 

      Once only, if properly performed and documented

    • D. 

      Once every 2 years

  • 18. 
    Who should get a two-step skin test?
    • A. 

      Health care professionals

    • B. 

      Corrections staff

    • C. 

      Travelers who are going to an area with a high prevalence of TB for 1 month or more

    • D. 

      Residents of Long Term Care facilities

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 19. 
    Poor adherence to prescribed anti-TB therapy is the most common cause of treatment failure. Directly observed therapy (DOT) is an effective way to monitor adherence to therapy. DOT is defined as:
    • A. 

      The process whereby a patient's family member administers medication to the patient

    • B. 

      Observing the patient once a week during treatment to ensure he/she is properly taking medications

    • C. 

      The process whereby a health care worker or pill dispenser watches the patient swallow each dose of medication

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 20. 
    Why should a two-step TB skin test be performed?
    • A. 

      The tuberculin solution may cause the client to become more susceptible to contracting TB infection

    • B. 

      A single TST will never cause a response

    • C. 

      A single TST may elicit little response yet stimulate an anamnestic immune response, so that a second TST will elicit a much greater response

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 21. 
    When patients who initially have drug susceptible TB bacteria later become drug-resistant as a result of inadequate or irregular treatment because of non adherence in drug taking, this is known as:
    • A. 

      Primary drug resistance

    • B. 

      Acquired drug resistance

    • C. 

      Initial drug resistance

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 22. 
    Most children with 'TB Disease' are asymptomatic at presentation. This is especially true of children under 5 years of age.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Tuberculosis is solely a respiratory infection. It never travels to other parts of the body.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    Since 1991, there has been a global consensus known as the "DOTS Strategy", led by the WHO, on what constitutes good practice in public health programs for TB.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    It is essential from the onset of a TB outbreak that there be adequate staffing and resources for investigation and management.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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