No TB testing on 11/7/19 or 11/8/19 due to the Veteran’s Day on 11/11/19.

TB testing is done with the Tuberculin Skin Test, (TST). A small amount of purified protein derivative is injected under the skin. Two to three days later the injection site is evaluated for a reaction.

Two Step Tuberculin Skin Test

Use of two-step testing is recommended for initial skin testing of individuals who will be retested yearly. Two Step Testing requires four visits to the health department.

Step One:

Visit 1: Tuberculin Skin Test solution is injected in the forearm.

Visit 2: Patient returns 2-3 days later and the injection site is evaluated for a reaction. If no reaction is seen, the patient continues on to Step Two.

Step Two:

Visit 3: Patient returns 1-3 weeks from the date of Visit 1 and Tuberculin Skin Test solution is injected in the opposite forearm.

Visit 4: Patient returns 2-3 days later and the injection site is evaluated for a reaction. Documentation of the TST results are given to the patient at this visit. Patients with a positive TST are referred for a chest x-ray and will meet with the TB Clinic nurse for an evaluation.

TB testing is done on a walk in basis. Medicaid, Medicare and all private insurances will be billed. For those without insurance the cost is $20.00. To learn more about TB skin testing please visit http://www.cdc.gov/tb/publications/factsheets/testing/tb_testing.htm

Testing Hours:

No appointment necessary.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday

8:00 – 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Closed 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. for lunch.

For additional questions, please call 419-213-4163.


**The Health Department will not turn away any patient based upon ability to pay. All fees are billed according to a sliding fee scale.**


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635 N. Erie St.
Toledo, OH 43604
419.213.4209

Hours of Operation

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday

8:00 – 11:00 a.m. &                   1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Closed 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. for lunch.

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