TB Skin Testing

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TB Test being administered

Public Health Nurses administer TB skin tests by appointment on Tuesday mornings between the hours of 9:00 am -noon.

Health Department Fees

We accept cash or check made payable to the City of Oak Creek. Call 414-766-7950 to schedule an appointment.

About the Test

  • The Mantoux tuberculin skin test is one method of determining if you are infected with tuberculosis.
  • A small amount of fluid, called tuberculin, is injected under the skin of your forearm. You must return 48-72 hours later to have the Public Health Nurse look at the injection site to check for a reaction. This nurse is able to tell if you have been exposed to tuberculosis.
  • If you do not return at the scheduled time you will need to reschedule and pay for another skin test.
  • If the TB skin test is positive you will be referred to your doctor with instructions for additional evaluation.
  • Two-step TB skin Tests: If the first TB skin test is negative then a second TB skin test would be administered 7-21 days after the first test. The standard fee applies to each test.