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Tuberculin

Tuberculin (synonym for Altutuberculin Koch - ATC) is a drug used to diagnose tuberculosis. It is a condensed filtrate of human and bovine tuberculosis killed by heating the broth culture of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Tuberculin is a clear, dark-brown liquid. Tuberculin is capable of causing an allergic reaction in an organism infected with tuberculosis (an intracutaneous Mantoux test, a Pirque skin test), whereas in a healthy organism it is not very active. Available in 1 ml ampoules; stored in a dry, dark place at t ° from 3 to 10 °. See also Tuberculosis .