Ask the expert: Who pays when a TB skin test isn't possible

OSHA Healthcare Connection, July 26, 2011

Q: What is the responsibility for a company to pay for a chest x-ray in place of a PPD for TB screening? A new hire cannot have a PPD, and with our low risk level, an x-ray is much more expensive than a skin test.

A: There are other alternatives to tuberculin skin tests for TB screenings for healthcare workers.

Click here for more information, including what CDC TB guidelines suggest.

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