TB Skin Test
How to Make a TB Skin Test Appointment
Important TB Skin Test Information
- TB Skin testing is FREE for credit students only and must be enrolled in current semester (school I.D. must be presented)
- The cost for non-credit students is $15.00 and the cost for faculty and staff $20.00
- All non-credit students, faculty, and staff must pre-pay for the TB Skin Test at Conlan Hall, E104
- All NEW student workers, faculty, and staff planning to work on campus must show proof of a negative TWO-STEP Tuberculin (TB) Skin Test or negative Chest X-ray or negative Quantiferon TB Blood Test
- CCSF Student Health Center provides TB Skin Test & Chest X-ray referral
TB Clearance for Student Employment
In order for Student Health Center to clear students for employment, students must start the Student Hiring Eligibility Process (SHEP) on Web4.
TB Skin Test Schedule
(CLOSED DAILY from 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)
Monday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Overview of TB:
Tuberculosis (TB) is a contagious disease which primarily affects the respiratory system. Simple skin testing can determine if you have the antibodies to TB. A negative result means you have not been infected with TB. If you have a positive TB skin test you have been exposed to TB and have antibodies in your system.
You will need to have a chest x-ray if you have a positive test to determine if you have an active infection. If your chest x-ray is negative you are not contagious, however, the physician may wish to discuss preventive treatment so that you don't develop active TB from your exposure. If you have had a positive skin test for TB in the past the skin test will not be repeated. You will need to have a chest x-ray to obtain your clearance for school or work.
Many people who were raised out of this country were given BCG vaccine in the past to prevent tuberculosis. This vaccine is not given in the United States. Receiving this vaccine can cause the TB test to be positive.
Several university programs require testing as part of their entrance requirements and at specific intervals thereafter. The Student Health Center provides testing routinely.