Tuberculosis Screening

Tuberculosis Screening

**International students arriving from countries with an increased incidence of tuberculosis (TB) or students with identifiable risk factors for exposure to TB  MUST complete TB screening BEFORE arrival on campus.  The Student Health Portal  TB Questionnaire will help determine who needs TB testing.  All students will complete Part I.    If the answer to all the questions is NO, no further testing or further action is required.  If you answered Yes to any of the questions in Part I , please print off Parts II  and III and take to your Healthcare provider to complete the screening.   If you are having a skin test, a two step TST is required.  Upload completed forms into the Student Health Portal or mail to Health Service.  Please do not send forms for tuberculosis screening by fax or email attachment.  Screening needs to be within 6 months prior to college entrance.  Students who received BCG vaccine as an infant or child, still need testing if indicated.   **Sputum testing only is not accepted and  A chest x-ray alone is not acceptable as the only form of tuberculosis screening.  If testing is not done before arrival, it must be done within the first month of school.  Documents must be in English or translated.

Students born abroad in countries with high tuberculosis risk, but living in the United States for many years without returning to that country, can submit the original screening documentation.  Students who have been back to that country or cannot produce the documentation, need to complete the two step tb screening within 6 months of matriculation.  Contact your healthcare provider for direction.