Mantoux (TB) Test Process

Mantoux (TB) Test

All teacher candidates, both pre-clinical and clinical interns, are required to be tested for TB. The exception to this policy is if a teacher candidate provides documentation for a valid religious exemption.

Teacher candidates have to be tested within 6 months before their placement and should possess negative test results no more than 6 months old when entering their placement.

If a teacher candidate receives or has received positive results in the past, they do not have to be retested at any time. Any teacher candidate in this situation is permitted to enter the school if they are asymptomatic or, if they have symptoms, have been medically cleared to enter the school.

A TB skin test requires two visits to a health care provider.  On the first visit the test is placed; on the second visit the health care provider reads the test. A person given the tuberculin skin test must return within 48 to 72 hours after the first visit to have a trained health care worker look for a reaction on the arm.

The TB skin test is performed by injecting a small amount of fluid (called tuberculin) into the skin on the lower part of the arm.

Teacher candidates can be tested by Health Services at Seton Hall or by another healthcare provider.

See the post, Health and Mantoux TB Test Form for a printable form to bring to your healthcare provider to complete.

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