TB Skin Tests

Tuberculosis (TB) Skin Testing

What is it?

The Mantoux tuberculin skin test (TST) is one of the methods for determining whether a person is infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Reliable administration and reading of the TST requires standardization of procedures, training, supervision, and practice.

How do I get a TB Skin Test at Green County Public Health?

A nurse is available to do TB Skin Tests on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 12 – 1 pm.  The cost is $20 and we accept cash or check.

If you need to schedule a TB Skin Test outside of the noon hour, please call 608-328-9390 to schedule an appointment.

When is the TB Skin Test Read?

The skin test should be read between 48 and 72 hours after administration. A patient who does not return within 72 hours will need to be rescheduled for another skin test.

Resources:

What You Need to Know About the Tuberculosis Skin Test
TB Facts – English
TB Facts – Spanish

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