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Tuberculosis Skin Testing

Certain professions require you to be up to date with vaccinations and Tuberculosis skin test screening.   In preparation for your school program or career, we can make this process as easy as possible for you!

Tb skin testing requires two appointments. 

You will need to book TWO appointments (48-72 hours apart with one of our experienced registered nurses.

Appointment #1: A small amount (0.1mL) of test serum is injected under the first layers of skin on your forearm. The test serum is made of the purified protein derived from the tuberculosis bacteria.

Appointment #2: A Registered Nurse will assess the area on your forearm where the test was administered. Documentation will be provided with the results of your TB skin test.

Your TB skin testing appointment can also include an occupational health consultation if you need any vaccines for school or employment.

  • What should I bring to my appointment?

    • Previous TB skin test results (if you have a record)
    • A list of medications you may be taking
    • Your school or employment paperwork for TB skin testing results
    • Visa, MC, or Direct Debit card
    Tb skin test only $80.00
    School/Occupational preparation consultation* $50.00

    *MSP vaccines and administration, vaccine history review, lab requisitions, paperwork completion.  Vaccines required by your employer or school not covered by MSP are extra, eg. TdaP (tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis), hepatitis A.

Tb skin test common questions and answers

Don’t forget to keep all your records of vaccinations and tb skin testing in a safe place.  You may need these important records again in the future!  A helpful free resource to keep your own digital history of your vaccinations is available with CANimmunize.

To arrange an appointment please call 604. 251-1975 or book now.

Our telephone hours are M-F 9:00am-5:00pm. Saturdays 9:00am-4:00pm. On Sundays our clinic is closed, and we check email intermittently.
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TravelSafe Clinic Kitsilano

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