Who must be tested for tuberculosis?
In accordance with the recommendations from both the American College Health Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the University performs targeted tuberculosis (TB) testing. Under these guidelines, TB testing is required of students who are more likely to be exposed to TB, or who are more likely to develop active infection if they are exposed.
Please answer the following questions:
- I am in one of the following schools:
- Medical School
- Nursing School
- Dental School
- School of Social Work (MSW Only)
- I have been a resident and/or employee of high-risk congregate settings (e.g., correctional facilities, long-term care facilities, and homeless shelters).
- I have been a volunteer or health-care worker who served clients who are at increased risk for active TB disease.
- I have been a member of any of the following groups that may have an increased incidence of latent M. tuberculosis infection or active TB disease:
- Medically underserved
- Abusing drugs or alcohol.
- I have had close contact with persons known or suspected to have active TB disease.
- I was born or have lived in one of the countries listed below that have a high incidence of active TB disease.
- I Have had frequent or prolonged visits (4 weeks or more) to one or more of the countries listed below with a high prevalence of TB disease
List of Countries:
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Central African Republic
Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Democratic Republic of the Congo
If you can answer yes to any of the following questions, you will be required have a TB skin test. Please complete the TB Screening Form at If TB testing is indicated by this screening tool, you will be notified by the Immunization Compliance Office for further steps.