The right arm represents a positive reaction to PPD (a skin test
for tuberculosis protein). The left arm represents a positive
reaction to Candida protein. Candida antigen is tested to determine
if the individual's immune system is functioning well; a normal
immune system demonstrates a positive reaction.
Review Date: 06/25/2011
Reviewed By: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc., and Stuart
I. Henochowicz, MD, FACP, Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine,
Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Rheumatology, Georgetown
University Medical School.
A.D.A.M., Inc. is accredited by URAC, also known as the American Accreditation HealthCare Commission (www.urac.org)