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TB Screening

New Employee Screenings:

Tuberculosis (TB) screenings are on Monday-Wednesday from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Results are read on Friday from 9 a.m-1 p.m. New employee screening is located at [INSERT LOCATION]. No appointment is necessary.

All Other Screenings:

Tuberculosis (TB) screenings are available Mondays and Tuesdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Results are read 48 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 - Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

An employee may also get screened for TB at the VA hospital, Hope Lodge, JMH, or University of Miami Hospital. 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.