APPOINTMENTS ARE NECESSARY!• TB skin testing is done throughout
• Testing Times - Days and time vary-PLEASE CALL!
o Monday: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
o Tuesday: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
o Wednesday: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
o Thursday: NO TESTING
o Friday: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
• A second visit is required 48-72 hours after testing
to have the
• 2-step TB skin testing is required for:
o Nursing students who have not had
a TB skin test in the past year
o Adults aged 55 and older who have not had
a TB skin test in the past
o $10 registered students o $15 registered students
o $10 hourly employees
Health Services administers the Mantoux tuberculin skin test. This
is the more accurate form of TB skin testing. The test consists of
Protein Derivative (PPD) just under the skin of the forearm.
The client must return in 48-72 hours to have the test “read.” The results will
be interpreted as positive or negative.
A negative test usually means that you are not infected with
A positive test indicates that you are infected by tuberculosis
bacteria (TB) but do not necessarily have the disease in the
All positive tests
must be followed by a chest x-ray to determine if you have TB
in the active stage. The nurse will provide you with a list of
obtain a chest x-ray if your test result is positive.
If your chest x-ray is negative (free of active tuberculosis),
you may be treated with medication to prevent the inactive TB
becoming active TB
A positive chest x-ray means that you may have active tuberculosis.
Further testing would be needed to know if you can spread active
tuberculosis to other people .
For more information go to the
following Health & Human
Services Agency link:
Basic Facts about TB infection and Active Disease
The Tuberculin Skin Test