SPM – MCQ 120 – Assessing the prevalence of tuberculosis

The most appropriate test to assess the prevalence of tuberculosis infection in a community is :
A. Mass Miniature Radiotherapy
B. Sputum examination
C. Tuberculin Test
D. Clinical examination

Correct answer : C. Tuberculin Test

Tuberculin Test is the only test useful to assess the prevalence of tuberculosis in a community. Sputum examination is used to diagnose tuberculosis in an individual.

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