Tuberculosis Testing and Treatment
The Cooper Co. Public Health Center provides tuberculosis skin testing with the Mantoux PPD method for the following persons:
- Persons employed in an institutional health care setting
- Persons who are a known contact of a person who has a positive diagnosis of TB
- Persons who live in a household with a person who has a positive diagnosis of TB
- Persons who are required to be tested for TB for employment or licensure
Persons who have had a previous positive tuberculin skin test, or who are a known TB client, may not receive a skin test, but will be referred to their personal physician.
The test is not considered complete until the test has been read by Health Department staff or another licensed healthcare provider. Documentation of reading performed by another licensed provider must be returned to the CCPHC before the test can be considered complete.
No tuberculin antigen will be distributed to other agencies for their use in skin testing. Any exceptions will be approved only by Administrator or Nurse Manager.
There is no fee associated with this service. Donations are gratefully accepted.
The Cooper County Public Health Center participates in a Tuberculosis Treatment program that is provided by the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services at no cost to the client. For more details please contact our office during regular business hours.