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Tuberculosis (TB) Test

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TB tests cost just $10.00. 

Please call the Health Center at (814)732-2743 to schedule an appointment. The charge will be placed on your account at the Bursar's Office


Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacterial infection caused by a germ called Mycobacterium tuberculosis.  The bacteria usually attack the lungs, but can also damage other parts of the body. 

How does TB spread?

TB spreads through the air when a person with TB of the lungs or throat coughs, sneezes or talks.

What are the most common symtoms of TB in the lungs?

  • a bad cough that lasts 3 weeks or longer
  • weight loss
  • coughing up blood or mucus
  • weakness or fatigue
  • fever and chills
  • night sweats

 TB is usually curable by taking several medications for a long period of time.

 

A $15.00 no-show fee will be charged to your account if you do not cancel or reschedule prior to your appointment time or if you arrive 5 minutes late. Also you will NOT be seen if you are late.

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