2 doctors weighed in:

Who needs to get tested for tuberculosis in nursing home?

2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tom Harrington
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: TB testing in NH

In virginia everyone entering a nh must show evidence of lack of TB via skin test or chest xray.
Further testing should be at the desire of the attending physcian. Now if there is a documented case of TB within the home i think it would be reasonable to screen all the residents.

In brief: TB testing in NH

In virginia everyone entering a nh must show evidence of lack of TB via skin test or chest xray.
Further testing should be at the desire of the attending physcian. Now if there is a documented case of TB within the home i think it would be reasonable to screen all the residents.
Dr. Tom Harrington
Dr. Tom Harrington
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Board Certified, Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
23 years in practice
1M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors