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|The standard recommended tuberculin test, is administered by injecting a 0.1 mL volume containing 5 TU (tuberculin units) PPD (purified protein deriviative) into the top layers of skin (intradermally, immediately under the surface of the skin) of the forearm.
TUBERSOL® is prepared by Aventis Pasteur Limited from a large Master Batch, Connaught Tuberculin (CT68) and is a cell-free purified protein fraction obtained from a human strain of Mycobacterium tuberculosis grown on a protein-free synthetic medium, and inactivated. TUBERSOL® is a sterile isotonic solution of Tuberculin in phosphate buffered saline containing Tween 80 (0.0005%) as a stabilizer. Phenol 0.28% is added as a preservative.
It's not a vaccine, but it does inject crap.
This is a great site with all the risks of these ingredients and info on how to get around the requirement. http://www.proliberty.com/observer/20050717.htm
I was talking about the test, the vaccine, and the lung scan. But yes, there IS a vaccine.
I realize that the tb TEST is required in AK, but for those people that have had TB treatments OR the vaccine (more than a billion people have had it), there is an alternative option which includes a lung scan- which I know some people prefer anyway. Perhaps I was unclear, I was offering the lung scan as an option from the test, not the vaccine- but the vaccine has caused the scan to become an option.
Thanks for the link though.
Please tell me how you're getting around it! I don't agree with anything forceably injected! firstname.lastname@example.org
So I assume this means that the poster found that in fact, there is not an exemption for the TB Test except for a lung x-ray. TB is still very prevelant in Alaska. I would rather get the test then expose them to all those x rays.
So did you choose to do the Xray or did you find another way around it??? I'd love to know if you did! You can message me....
BTW this thread is two years old.
ETA: I see why this post is being brought back from the dead.
Please keep in mind that TB is in Anchorage too. Active TB. Just saying...
There's no way I'd allow an x-ray for this, either. I'll be glad to tell how I got around it if you PM me but I don't want it out on a public thread.
there is a blood test that is accurate (without the high rate of false positives and negatives of the skin test) it is called quanti ferron gold or something similar - it is done in anchorage but i forget where, and you really have to be insistent about asking for it, because even the facility that performs the test is not entirely aware that they do... (public health did not even know what it was...) if i had to get a tb test for my dd, i would only do the blood test. my dp had tb and was treated so this is something we recently investigated...