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The 115-year-old Mantoux skin test has recently been introduced as the standard method for diagnosing latent TB infection across the UK.
Professor Peter Davies, a consultant chest physician, said, 'My concern with using the Mantoux skin test is that it can be unreliable, so it is not unusual that an incorrect diagnosis is given.
A survey of the public, found that nine out of 10 people in Wales feel it is important that tuberculosis is diagnosed as accurately as possible every time, with 81% believing the blood test should replace the Mantoux skin test as the standard TB diagnostic tool in the UK.