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TB screening for work or school

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) -
Tests for tuberculosis are common- especially if you are entering a new school or work.
 
But the tests are changing. We explain in this week's Neighborhood Healthwatch.
 
In Waterford Dr. Sheila Clasbey explains how things are different.
 
There is a shortage of PPD for injection into the skin on the arm, the new tool is a laboratory blood test that the doctor must order.
 
You don't need to come back a second time- instead you go to a lab just once. But it takes a few days for the results to come back.
 
This is a change in a fairly common screening procedure.
 
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    Sheila Clasbey, M.D.

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