Annual TB Requirement
All continuing professional students (Nursing, Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry) are required to have an annual TB screening. Some students may need more frequent screening, depending on risk factors associated with their clinical work.
If you are PPD-positive, you will not need a PPD skin test. You are required to fill out a Sign and Symptom Review form at the time your class is due for its screening. Submit your completed form by fax (415-476-6137) or mail.
Drop-in hours for TB placements and readings are available M-F from 8AM-4:30PM.
Quantiferon TestingNOTE: PPDs must be read between 48 and 72 hours after placement; therefore, PPDs cannot be placed on Thursdays. Holidays also effect the schedule; please plan accordingly.
Quantiferon testing is done on a case-by-case basis. Stop by SHCS and speak to a nurse.
Failure to Comply
If you neglect to obtain your annual screening, you will not be allowed to register for classes, receive your financial aid and/or you may be excluded from patient contact or clinical rotations.