Tuberculosis Screening

Screening and Requirements

Tuberculosis (TB) is an extremely contagious disease that has a high prevalence in certain countries. It has both latent and active stages, and the purpose of tuberculin skin testing (TST) is to identify people who may be unaware that they have tuberculosis. Individuals who have a high risk of having come in contact with TB, or are working with vulnerable populations/in group settings should be screened for TB.

University Attendance Requirement

Tuberculosis screening records are required only for international students from a high-risk country, or those who have traveled to/from a prevalence area. Please see listing of high risk countries.

Acceptable documentation include a 1 step TST or IGRA (Interferon Gamma Release Assay). A chest X-ray does not fulfill this requirement.

School of Nursing and School of Education Requirements

The School of Nursing and School of Education require TSTs before clinical/classroom placements.

School of Nursing Handbook 

School of Education Tuberculosis Screening Policy 

Other Screening Needs

  • Employment in child care
  • Volunteer or community service
  • International travel to high risk countries, including study abroad experiences

Tuberculin Skin Test (TST) Form

A one-step TST should be placed and then read 48-72 hours later. We recommend using our standardized form if you are having your TST placed outside the University.

You may make your appointment to have a TST placed online at MyHealth