Tuberculosis (TB) Testings

 
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When can I get a TB test?

TB skin tests are done at the Health Department from 8:00 am - 11:00 am & 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. TB tests are read no sooner than 48 hours and no later than 72 hours after the skin test is given. Refer to the table below for testing and reading dates and locations. No appointment is needed.

Location Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Battle
Creek
190 E Michigan Ave
8:00 to 11:00
1:00 to 4:00
Read Wed. or Thurs.
8:00 to 11:00
1:00 to 4:00
Read Thurs.
or Fri.
8:00 to 11:00
1:00 to 4:00
Read Fri. only
  8:00 to 11:00
1:00 to 4:00
Read Mon.
only
Albion
101 N. Albion
 
8:00 to 11:00
By Appointment Only
Read Wed. or Thurs. 
8:00 to 11:00
1:00 to 4:00
Read Fri. only
   
Current Medicaid card
 

How long is the TB test good for?

Your employer or licenser will determine how often you need TB clearance.

What does a positive TB test mean?

A positive TB test means that someone has been exposed to the TB germ and follow-up evaluation is needed.

How do I get more information on TB?

Calhoun County Public Health Department
Phone: (269) 969-6363

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov/nchstp/tb/pubs/tbfactsheets/ichcs.htm

 
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