Tuberculin PPD RT 23 SSI For mantoux Test
Tuberculin PPD RT 23 is a purified protein derivative prepared from a culture of selected strains of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis. PPD RT 23 is produced in strengths of 2 tuberculin unit (TU, where 1 TU = 0.02 mcg (micrograms) Tuberculin PPD RT 23). 1 mL of Tuberculin contains 50 mcg of polysorbate 80 (Tween 80) as stabilizer, and 100 mcg preservative of potassium hydroxyquinoline sulphate (Khinosol) in buffer fosfat.
Tuberculin PPD RT 23 is used for Mantoux tuberculin skin testing to help diagnose if a person has ever been infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis.