Tuberculosis and Free TB Testing

TB and how it spreads

Free student Tuberculosis testing, from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm in RSC 257. World Tuberculosis (TB) Day is March 27th, 2018 and Student Health Services will be administering free TB skin testing for students from 11:30am – 1:30pm in RSC 257.

Tuberculosis, better known as TB, is a bacteria that is caused from an infected person coughing or sneezing. When symptoms occur they may include a cough, weight loss, night sweats, and fever.

The test is administered by a nurse who puts a small amount of TB protein (antigens) under the top layer of skin on your inner forearm by a very small thin needle. If you have ever been exposed to the TB bacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis), your skin will react to the antigens by developing a firm red bump at the site within 2-3 days.  

You may have results read in 48-72 hours at Student Health Services AH 209 after the test has been administered.

Please visit our Student Health Services website for more information