Positive Induration diameter ≥ 10 mm
Questionable Induration diameter 5-9 mm
Negative Induration diameter < 5 mm
A false negative result may be caused by:
i. Recent or overwhelming TB;
ii. Persons under prolonged corticosteroid therapy;
iii. Recent viral infections (rubella, mumps, influenza, measles, chicken pox)
iv. Persons suffering from Hodgkin’s disease, or with active sarkoidosis.
A false positive result may be caused by:
Cross reactions resulting from infection with non-tuberculosis mycobacterium.
Table 2: Classification of tuberculin reaction.