Tuberculosis Testing Update: Nationwide Shortage of PPD
What is AHD doing during the PPD shortage?
-- We are continuing to...
- Evaluate, treat and case manage individuals for TB disease
- Investigate contacts of pulmonary TB cases
- Screen individuals for risk of latent TB infection (LTBI)
-- Prioritizing the use of PPD according to the latest CDC and VDH guidance
-- Offering T-spot testing (a blood test that helps diagnose latent TB infection)
For more information about TB testing or diagnosis, please visit www.cdc.gov/tb/.
For specific information regarding the availability of TST at the health department during the PPD shortage, please call 703.746.4960.