Tuberculosis (TB) Skin Testing

Jackson County Health Department
​Immunization Clinic
​1715 Lansing Avenue, Jackson, MI 49202
​(517) 788-4468
Skin test


Frequently Asked Questions: 

What is a TB test?

We provide the Mantoux TB skin test to check for tuberculosis infection.

How do I get my TB skin test results?

You must come back to our office 48 to 72 hours after your TB skin test is placed to have it read by a nurse. If you are unable to return within 72 hours during our clinic hours, the test will be invalid. You will have to pay again to be retested.

How much does a TB test cost? Does insurance cover it?

The cost of a TB skin test is payable by cash, check or credit. Medicaid covers this test, so please be sure to present your card. We do not bill private insurances and will provide a receipt for you to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.

How long is a TB test good for?

Your employer or licenser will determine how often you need TB testing.

What if my TB test is positive?

A positive TB skin test result means you have been exposed to the TB germ. Further evaluation is needed.

What do I do if I have a positive TB test?

If you are a Jackson County resident with a new positive TB test result, you may qualify for evaluation in our TB Clinic.  Assessment through the Jackson County Health Department TB Clinic is by appointment and requires no out of pocket expense.  If you need follow up for a positive TB test please call 517-768-1664 for an appointment.
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