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The tuberculin skin test in monkeys

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Figure 1: The needle should approach the eyelid skin bevel up at a shallow angle.
Figure 2: The needle should penetrate beneath the epidermis, but above the dermis.
Figure 3: Inject the tuberculin in a slow and steady manner.
Figure 4: Injection technique in the abdominal skin is similar to the eyelid.
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Figure 7: Mark the area injected on the abdomen.

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Panarella, M., Hampshire, V. The tuberculin skin test in monkeys. Lab Anim 45, 331–332 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/laban.1086

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