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Tuberculosis (TB) Screening

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The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends TB testing for people at increased risk for TB infection. These may include those who:

You may also be tested for TB if you have HIV or other medical problems, if you inject illegal drugs, or before starting certain medicines.

If you are at high risk, screening for latent TB (bacteria are present but inactive) can lead to early treatment to prevent it from becoming active TB.

Credits for Tuberculosis (TB) Screening

Current as of: June 13, 2023

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