Health Professional Students

TB Testing

TB testing may be required by your program of study.  The Student Health Center can perform TB Skin testing. 

The TB skin test requires two visits to the Student Health Center.  On the first visit, a small amount of fluid (called tuberculin) is injected under the skin on the lower part of the arm.  You must return to the Health Center within 48-72 hours to have your results read. 

The result depends on the size of the swelling at the injection site.  A positive skin test only tells that a person has been infected with TB bacteria. It does not tell whether the person has Latent TB infection (LTBI) or active TB disease.  Other tests are needed if a skin test returns positive for TB. 

Tb Infection Info graphic from CDC

Physicals

Your program of study may also require that you have a recent physical exam.  The Student Health Center can do physicals by appointment only, so please plan ahead for your visit. 

 

Proof of Immunization  

Your program may also require proof of immunization.  

If you were immunized entirely within the state of Utah, you may request your records through the Utah Statewide Immunization Information System (USIIS). If requesting your records yourself, this process can take up to 2-4 business days. 

If you do not have proof of immunization or if your program requires proof through titers, we can help!