Give First Choice a Call To Learn About TB Skin Testing Services
First Choice offers virtually every conceivable medical testing procedure that you need, and we keep a Medical Review Officer (MRO) on staff to verify all testing results. This includes TB skin testing without an appointment! The test is very easy and noninvasive: the client receives a small injection of the testing solution under the skin and returns within 24-72 hours to have the test “read.” We offer TB skin tests every weekday except Thursday, and we’ll have you in and out in just a few minutes!
Here are a few common questions we hear from our clients about tuberculosis testing service in Little Rock, and you can contact us 24 hours a day if we failed to answer your question in the section below.
Who needs a TB Test?-Many types of jobs where individuals come into regular contact with people in high-risk populations require TB skin tests as a condition of employment. High-risk populations include babies and young children, the elderly, the immunocompromised, and illicit drug users. Annual TB tests are usually required for preschool and kindergarten teachers, prison guards, and healthcare workers at long-term care facilities and hospitals. They’re also strongly recommended for individuals caring for sick or aging relatives in their homes and people traveling overseas.
What is Tuberculosis?-Tuberculosis infections are caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis and they primarily affect the lungs and respiratory system. Common symptoms include a cough that lasts over three weeks, fevers, chills, night sweats, and rapid weight loss.
What happens if I’m infected?-Not everyone infected with TB actually becomes sick. Persons with a latent TB infection (LTBI) can easily spread the infection to others, particularly if they are in a high-risk population. Tuberculosis is treatable, but early detection is important to prevent the spread of the infection to other parts of the body, including the digestive system and the central nervous system.
If you have any questions or if you would like to schedule TB skin testing, pre-employment drug screening, or a workers’ compensation physical, contact us online or at 501-661-9992.