TB Testing

INSTRUCTIONS

SCC Health Services provides TB testing for current Los Rios students and employees only.

TB skin tests administered Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
No testing administered on Thursdays, test results only.
*Must be able to return in 48 – 72 hours to have your arm checked for the results.*

No appointment needed

Students
1. Pay $5.00 charge at Business Office (RN 173).
2. Bring receipt of payment to Health Office (RN 125 Inside Counseling).
3. Receive TB skin test shot.
4. Return 48 to 72 hours later for us to check the results.

Employees (no charge) 
New Regulations

  • New regulations require that LRCCD employees and volunteers obtain a Certificate of Clearance for TB every four years. This may include a risk assessment, TB test,  IGRA blood test, and/or chest x-ray.
  • A TB skin test will only be required if you have never had a previous positive TB test and you have risk factors as indicated by a Risk Assessment or your physician deems it necessary.
  • If you have never had a prior positive TB test:
    • Option 1: have a Risk Assessment performed and obtain a Certificate of Completion from Health Services on a LRCCD campus
    • Option 2: have a Risk Assessment performed and obtain a Certificate of Completion from your own physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant. Print required forms here.
  • If you have had a prior positive TB test campus Health Services cannot complete the required assessment. You will need to have a Risk Assessment performed and obtain a Certificate of Completion from a physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant. Print required forms here.
  • The required documentation to be submitted to LRCCD Human Resources:
  • For further details please refer to LRCCD Human Resources website.

 

What is TB?
Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by germs that are spread from person to person through the air. TB usually affects the lungs, but it can also affect other parts of the body, such as the brain, the kidneys, or the spine. A person with TB can die if they do not get treatment.

Why do I need to be tested or evaluated?
People who are working or training in areas that have a higher risk of spreading TB or contracting TB must be periodically tested or evaluated.  Each institution has a specific frequency of testing or evaluation based on the risk.  Periodic testing and evaluation prevents the spread of TB to others and can detect latent TB that can be treated before it develops into the active disease.