TB Skin Testing

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Public Health Nurses administer TB skin tests by appointment every Tuesday morning 9:00am - Noon. There is a $20 charge. We accept cash or check - we cannot process credit/debit card payments at this time. You may speak to the clinic nurse for details or call 414-766-7950.

  • The Mantoux tuberculin skin test is one method of determining if you are infected with tuberculosis.
  • A small amount of fluid, called tuberculin, is injected under the skin of your forearm. You must return 48-72 hours later to have the Public Health Nurse look at the injection site to check for a reaction. This nurse is able to tell if you have been exposed to tuberculosis.
  • If you do not return at the scheduled time you will need to reschedule and pay for another skin test.
  • If the TB skin test is positive you will be referred to your doctor with instructions for additional evaluation.
  • Two-step TB skin Tests: If the first TB skin test is negative then a second TB skin test would need to be given 7-21 days after the first test. There is a $20 charge for each TB skin test. We accept cash or check; we are unable to process credit/debit card payments at this time.