TB Screening

New Employee Screenings:

Tuberculosis (TB) screenings are on Monday - Friday from 7:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. No tests are placed on Thursdays. New employee screening is located at Occupational Health Clinic, UHealth Tower (Formerly UM Hospital) 1321 NW 14th Street; West Building, Suite 502. No appointment is necessary.

All Other Screenings:

Tuberculosis (TB) screenings are available Mondays - Friday from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. Results are read 48 - 72 hours later. The Employee Health Office (EHO) is located at Dominion Tower, Suite 405, 1400 NW 10th Ave. Dial 003 on the wall phone on the fourth floor for access to the EHO office. No appointment is necessary.

TB Readings - Monday - Friday  from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Appointments only after 2 p.m.

An employee may also get screened for TB at the Employee Health office at UMHC/Sylvester, UHealth Tower, V.A., Jackson Health System or any of our affiliated sites. If screened at the other hospitals, fax the results to us at: (305) 243-2393.

TB Screening Required for Employees:

  • Having contact with patients on a routine basis
  • Working in areas where the ventilation is shared with patient care areas
  • Working on Medical Campus
  • Working with human subjects from high prevalence groups in research or clinical trials.

TB Screening Done:

  • Prior to working - 2-step testing
  • Annually - during employee's BIRTH MONTH
  • Every 6 months in high risk areas or working with non-human primates.

Previously PPD Skin Test Positive - COMPLETE TB Screening Form:

  • Annually - during employee's BIRTH MONTH
  • Every 6 months in high risk areas or working with non-human primates
  • Fax the form to (305) 243-2393.

You will NOT receive the PPD skin test. The completion of the screening form is the method of screening in which the signs and symptoms of TB are noted. Notify Employee Health Office at (305) 243-3400 if you have signs and symptoms of TB or exposed to a TB patient.

Signs and Symptoms of TB:

  • Cough that lasts longer than 2 weeks
  • Pain in the chest
  • Coughing up blood or sputum (phlegm from deep inside the lungs)
  • Weakness or fatigue
  • Weight loss
  • No appetite
  • Chills
  • Fever
  • Sweating at night

For more information regarding TB, visit CDC’s website.