Tuberculin Syringes are small syringes with fine needles that hold up to one half to one cubic centimeter of fluid, used to administer medication (antigen) under the skin and perform a tuberculosis test called PPD.
Tuberculin (TB) Syringes and Needles
Sun Surgical is a provider of OSHA compliant Tuberculin (TB) Syringes and Needles for the administration of TB antigen solution.
Tuberculin Syringes are small syringes with fine needles that hold up to one half to one cubic centimeter of fluid, used to administer medication (antigen) under the skin and perform a tuberculosis test called PPD. Different models of Tuberculin Needles may come permanently attached to the syringe or they may be separate and require assembly. The width of the needle is known as the needle gauge. The higher the number of the needle gauge, the thinner the needle. These syringes are marked in increments of 0.01 cc. And the needles are often 26 to 27 gauge in diameter and 1/2 to 5/8 inch in length.
Understanding the differences between Tuberculin Syringes and Needles versus Insulin Syringes and Needles is very important and the correct device must be chosen administer the correct medication. Insulin Syringes can not be used in place of a Tuberculin Syringe because the units of measure are different and the needle of a TB Syringe is shorter than that of an Insulin Syringe. The reason for this is because TB test antigen solution is administered "intradermally" (within the skin/between the layers of the skin) as compared to the slightly longer needle of an Insulin Syringe. Insulin is administered "subcutaneously" (under the skin) so the correct size needle is imperative. The actual usage procedure is similar and an aseptic (sterile) technique is absolutely essential.
Tuberculin (TB) Needles and Syringes are essential tools for administering antigen solution and performing a PPD test to check for tuberculosis. It's also essential that people who administer injections receive appropriate safety training regarding use and safe disposal. Syringes and needles must be handled by qualified professionals and never be shared or reused. Check with your local Health Department for safe disposal locations.
Sun Surgical is committed to providing quality Tuberculin (TB) Needles and Syringes to healthcare professionals from leading brands including Vanish Point (Retractables), Nipro and Sims Portex. Our staff can help you select the right medical supplies and remember, we are just a phone call away. Reach us toll-free at 800-523-1997 and we can assist you with any questions you may have so that you can order Tuberculin (TB) Needles and Syringes with confidence.
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