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TB/PPD Skin Test

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The tuberculosis/purified protein derivative skin test, commonly referred to as a TB/PPD skin test, is the most common tuberculosis screening. This test is performed by a healthcare provider administering a small amount of PPD under a person’s skin, and then the person returns in 2-3 days to have the test results evaluated.

Our registration process for a TB skin test is easy. Just select the clinic location based on ZIP code and complete the registration. An authorization barcode is immediately sent to you via email and texted directly to the phone of the person being tested along with a map of the clinic location. The registrant can then walk into the testing facility, show the barcode along with photo ID, and complete the test. Results for tests are quick and stored securely in our online portal. Individuals and employers can register online or call (888) 378-2499 to order tests.

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TB/PPD Skin Test Options

TB/PPD Skin Test
One TB skin test is recommended for those that have previously been tested and received negative TB test results. Find Clinic Now
Series of 2 PPD TB Tests
A series of 2 PPD TB Tests reduces the chance of false negative results. This option is recommended for new hires that don’t have a documented TB skin test, and for people who have had a positive TB test in the past. Find Clinic Now
5 Panel (w/o THC) + PPD TB Test
Add a basic 5 panel drug test to the TB test, and exclude testing for THC or marijuana. Find Clinic Now
10 Panel + PPD TB + Triple Database
One tuberculosis test, plus a 10 panel drug test and a Triple Database Package, which adds background screenings for the National Crime Index, Sex Offender Registry, and Terrorism Registry. Find Clinic Now
10 Panel + 2 PPD TB + Triple Database
This is the same as the previous option, but adds a second tuberculosis test. Find Clinic Now
12 Panel + 2 PPD TB Tests
Add a second TB skin test and a comprehensive 12 panel drug test. Find Clinic Now

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do You Get TB?

Tuberculosis is caused by a bacteria known as mycobacterium tuberculosis, which is transmitted via air when a person with a tuberculosis infection coughs, talks, or sneezes. This disease is highly contagious.

How Does a TB Test Work?

A healthcare professional will administer a PPD injection under the person’s skin. About 48-72 hours after the injection, the person will return to the healthcare provider for TB test results. The healthcare provider will check the PPD injection site for a reaction and determine if the results are negative or positive.

How Much Is a TB Test?

For a single TB skin test, our prices start at $125. Prices may vary depending on which service or package is selected, and which additional services are chosen during the checkout process.

What Types of TB Tests Does Health Street Offer?

We offer three types of tuberculosis tests. Any of these options may be ordered individually or in combination with drug tests or background screenings for a comprehensive employee screening process.

TB/PPD Skin Test: This is the most common type of TB screening. A PPD injection is administered by a healthcare professional and then evaluated in 48-72 hours for TB test results.
Oxford T-Spot – TB Blood Test: The advantage to a tuberculosis blood test is that no follow-up visit is required if the results are negative.
Chest X-Ray: This type of TB test is frequently performed if a person receives positive TB test results. A chest x-ray will show the condition of the lungs, heart, and chest wall for a healthcare professional to make a diagnosis.

About Our Other Services

Employers often require specific occupational health tests to ensure safety in the workplace. We make it easy to schedule an appointment for occupational health testing at more than 10,000 clinics within the U.S. Just enter your ZIP code and choose the most convenient clinic for the test. Once the registration process is completed, we will email you a map to the clinic along with a registration barcode to present upon arrival.

Why Choose Health Street

Occupational and preventative health screenings are crucial to catching small issues early on before they become bigger problems. Health Street is here to assist you with scheduling occupational health tests for your employees, as well as answer any questions that you may have about our tests. Contact us today and we would be happy to address any concerns.

Related Services

The following services are often ordered with Health Street’s TB/PPD skin test. Use the below links to learn more about each related service or package:

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