TB Testing

We have reviewed our guidelines for TB screening and after research and discussion with TB experts we prefer our Medicine/Pharmacy students get the Quantiferon TB blood test to the TST. We will still perform TST on the students who prefer this method or who are required to have TST rather than Quantiferon by other institutions. This policy is consistent with the AAMC Standardized Immunization Form.

Those students who already have a history of positive TST or who have received BCG vaccine should only have a Quantiferon blood test.