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Saturday, March 25, 2017

TB Information for Providers

When is TB Reportable?

Medical providers must submit reports within one working day when a suspect or case is diagnosed, treated or detected.   Children under the age of 6 with a positive TB test must be reported within one working day. Pharmacies must report filling prescriptions on 2 or more TB drugs using the Pharmacy Reporting Form listed below. All reports are confidential under the HIPAA rules.

Forms:

Links for more information:

  • Center for Disease Control The mission of the Division of Tuberculosis Elimination (DTBE) is to promote health and quality of life by preventing, controlling, and eventually eliminating tuberculosis from the United States, and by collaborating with other countries and international partners in controlling tuberculosis world-wide.
  • Heartland      Consultation #:  800-839-5864 Medical and nursing consultation and technical assistance with various aspects of TB control are available at no cost to physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals in the thirteen states that comprise the Heartland Region. Consultation may be requested through your state’s TB Control Program or by contacting Heartland National TB Center directly at our toll-free number. The consultation line is staffed M-F, 8am-5pm, Central Time. After business hours, voice mail service is available. Voice mail messages will be returned within one business day.
  • Find TB Resources The Find TB Resources Website is a service of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Tuberculosis Elimination (DTBE) to: search for TB education and training materials, find out how to order TB materials, locate TB imagers, locate TB-related web links and much more.
  • BCG World Atlas Variation in BCG vaccination practices impact the interpretation of TB diagnostics, such as the widely used Tuberculin Skin Test (TST). The World Atlas of BCG Policies and Practices will help clinicians make better diagnostic decisions concerning TB infection. These data are available for use as a searchable online tool for physicians and researchers alike.
  • Online TST/IGRA Interpreter The information on this website is intended to aid clinicians in the interpretation of positive Tuberculin Skin Test (TST). This does not provide assistance for consideration of a possible false negative TST, and is intended as a guide and not as a substitute for clinical judgment. It is not proposed for use by non-healthcare professionals.
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