Definition of Mantoux test in English:

Mantoux test


  • A test for immunity to tuberculosis using intradermal injection of tuberculin.

    • ‘Results of a Mantoux test and sputum test for acid-fast bacilli were negative.’
    • ‘The results of the Mantoux test may be falsely negative in severe malnutrition.’
    • ‘Physicians should read the Mantoux test at 48 to 72 hours after application because parents and other lay persons do not have the ability to read the test results accurately.’
    • ‘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.


Mantoux test

/manˈto͞o test/