Definition of Mantoux test in English:

Mantoux test

Line breaks: Man|toux test
Pronunciation: /ˈmɒ̃tuː
, ˈmantuː/


A test for immunity to tuberculosis using intradermal injection of tuberculin.
More example sentences
  • Results of a Mantoux test and sputum test for acid-fast bacilli were negative.
  • The controls were selected from the medical outpatient department based on normal haemogram, normal liver and renal function tests, a normal chest radiograph and a negative Mantoux test.
  • The Mantoux test is the preferred tool to use for tuberculosis skin testing.


1930s: named after Charles Mantoux (1877–1947), French physician.

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