Technical Guidelines for Tuberculin Skin Test

Published online: 
07 August 2018
Technical Guidelines for Tuberculin Skin Test.

From 2015 to 2018 there was a global shortage of BCG vaccine due to manufacturing issues, which affected New Zealand and many other countries. Following the re-introduction of the vaccine, the Ministry recommends all new and existing gazetted BCG vaccinators complete the Tuberculosis BCG vaccination online course.

This publication complements the online course by providing practical advice on tuberculin skin testing. It includes:

  • administering the test
  • measuring and recording reactions
  • interpreting results.

More information about the course can be found on the IMAC website:

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    07 August 2018
  • ISBN:
    Online: 978-1-98-853986-7
  • HP number:
  • Citation:
    Ministry of Health. 2018. Technical Guidelines for Tuberculin Skin Test. Wellington: Ministry of Health.
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
  • Copyright status:

    Owned by the Ministry of Health and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence.

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