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Limited Skin Testing Due to Shortage of Tubersol®

Posted on 2/12/2013 by Charlotte Haywood, RN

Limited Skin Testing Due to Shortage of Tubersol®

Due to the shortage of Tubersol®, the test used to screen people for Tuberculosis exposure, the Forsyth County Department of Public Health will limit testing to the following categories of persons per State recommendations:

Prioritized tuberculin skin testing for persons of highest public health priority, in priority order:

  1. Contacts to a person with pulmonary or laryngeal TB
  2. As part of an evaluation of persons with symptoms suggestive of TB disease
  3. Persons arrived from high TB incidence countries within the past year
  4. Persons infected with HIV

 

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Adopted by the Board of Health 10/2/13.

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