TB screening is mandatory if you fall in one of the following high-risk categories:
- You are from or have lived for two months or more in Asia, Africa, Central America, South America or Eastern Europe.
- You have been diagnosed with a chronic medical condition that may impair your immune system.
- You are a health care worker.
- You are a volunteer or employee of a nursing home, prison or other residential institution.
- You have had recent contact with an active TB case.
If any of the above apply, the following is required:
Tuberculin skin test (TST) or Interferon-gamma Release Assays (IGRAs) will need to be performed. Student Health Center medical staff will determine which test to perform due to student’s risk factors.
- Prior TB screening
In some cases, we may be able to accept documentation of prior TB screening (Mantoux skin test read in millimeter of induration) that has been completed within the past 12 months and done in the United States.
- Positive TST or IGRAs
Chest x-ray is required for all positive TST or IGRAs