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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