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Hello fellow vj,

I Have concern... i have a friend that file her k1 visa...but she is not register here in vj jouney and she have question that i cant answer..so i am hoping some people can answer her question.she was exposed to a person that carrier and positive to tuberculosis. and wen she went to the doctor for check -up,and she got a skin test and x-ray...she was positive to the skin test and negative to her chest x-ray..is this can affect or detect on her medical ? knowing that she is negative and not contagious?

thanks for all the help

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Hello fellow vj,

I Have concern... i have a friend that file her k1 visa...but she is not register here in vj jouney and she have question that i cant answer..so i am hoping some people can answer her question.she was exposed to a person that carrier and positive to tuberculosis. and wen she went to the doctor for check -up,and she got a skin test and x-ray...she was positive to the skin test and negative to her chest x-ray..is this can affect or detect on her medical ? knowing that she is negative and not contagious?

thanks for all the help

AFAIK, she will have to undergo treatment which may take up to six months prior to her being granted an interview. SLMEC will reschedule her interview date.

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Filed: IR-5 Country: Philippines
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Hello fellow vj,

I Have concern... i have a friend that file her k1 visa...but she is not register here in vj jouney and she have question that i cant answer..so i am hoping some people can answer her question.she was exposed to a person that carrier and positive to tuberculosis. and wen she went to the doctor for check -up,and she got a skin test and x-ray...she was positive to the skin test and negative to her chest x-ray..is this can affect or detect on her medical ? knowing that she is negative and not contagious?

thanks for all the help

I think everybody could be exposed to TB and be positive on the skin test.

That is why the PPD test or the skin test is not that accurate in detecting the presence of the disease in her system.

They could only tell that your friend had been exposed to it and for how long she was exposed to it.

Same goes with the X-ray.

The x-ray could show any scars in her lungs that could entail that she had the disease in her but if its negative then I guess there is nothing to worry about. But if it was positive, they would do require some confirmatory tests like the sputum test where they would check her sputum for any presence of the tubercle bacilli.

I also had the same worries because of me being a nurse. I could probably be exposed to PTB patients that I'm not aware of until the doctors diagnose them that they are. But I had an xray done for work before and it was negative. I haven't had my medical yet but I'm still hoping that there won't be any problem. Try reading ryandgracey's topics. She also had this problem when she and her daughter had her medical last November but they passed it.

Good luck to your friend and I hope I had helped.

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Hello fellow vj,

I Have concern... i have a friend that file her k1 visa...but she is not register here in vj jouney and she have question that i cant answer..so i am hoping some people can answer her question.she was exposed to a person that carrier and positive to tuberculosis. and wen she went to the doctor for check -up,and she got a skin test and x-ray...she was positive to the skin test and negative to her chest x-ray..is this can affect or detect on her medical ? knowing that she is negative and not contagious?

thanks for all the help

AFAIK, she will have to undergo treatment which may take up to six months prior to her being granted an interview. SLMEC will reschedule her interview date.

but she was not contagious....her x-ray is clear and negative

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I think she will pass the medical, if she's negative for the xray but positive for the skin test but when she gets to US.. and have her medical there (Im not sure ha) but I read something here in VJ about it, that she has to undergo on medication for 6mos....


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I think she will pass the medical, if she's negative for the xray but positive for the skin test but when she gets to US.. and have her medical there (Im not sure ha) but I read something here in VJ about it, that she has to undergo on medication for 6mos....

Don't believe everything you read on VJ or especially on this thread!


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Hello fellow vj,

I Have concern... i have a friend that file her k1 visa...but she is not register here in vj jouney and she have question that i cant answer..so i am hoping some people can answer her question.she was exposed to a person that carrier and positive to tuberculosis. and wen she went to the doctor for check -up,and she got a skin test and x-ray...she was positive to the skin test and negative to her chest x-ray..is this can affect or detect on her medical ? knowing that she is negative and not contagious?

thanks for all the help

I am sure she will have to undergo treatment before granted a visa.

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Hello fellow vj,

I Have concern... i have a friend that file her k1 visa...but she is not register here in vj jouney and she have question that i cant answer..so i am hoping some people can answer her question.she was exposed to a person that carrier and positive to tuberculosis. and wen she went to the doctor for check -up,and she got a skin test and x-ray...she was positive to the skin test and negative to her chest x-ray..is this can affect or detect on her medical ? knowing that she is negative and not contagious?

thanks for all the help

I think everybody could be exposed to TB and be positive on the skin test.

That is why the PPD test or the skin test is not that accurate in detecting the presence of the disease in her system.

They could only tell that your friend had been exposed to it and for how long she was exposed to it.

Same goes with the X-ray.

The x-ray could show any scars in her lungs that could entail that she had the disease in her but if its negative then I guess there is nothing to worry about. But if it was positive, they would do require some confirmatory tests like the sputum test where they would check her sputum for any presence of the tubercle bacilli.

I also had the same worries because of me being a nurse. I could probably be exposed to PTB patients that I'm not aware of until the doctors diagnose them that they are. But I had an xray done for work before and it was negative. I haven't had my medical yet but I'm still hoping that there won't be any problem. Try reading ryandgracey's topics. She also had this problem when she and her daughter had her medical last November but they passed it.

Good luck to your friend and I hope I had helped.

thank you very much.i will look for ryangraces topic..i hope i can see them here....

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SLEC only does skin testing on children above 2 years old. These kids do not have a mandatory CXR, except if their TST result is positive. Adults do not get a TST; just an Xray. If her CXR turns out positive for TB infiltrates, she will be required to undergo 3 days consecutive sputum tests, for which she will have to wait 2 months for the results. If she has an interview date already and it turns out that she needs the sputum tests, SLEC will reschedule it.

How long has she been taking meds anyway?


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SLEC only does skin testing on children above 2 years old. These kids do not have a mandatory CXR, except if their TST result is positive. Adults do not get a TST; just an Xray. If her CXR turns out positive for TB infiltrates, she will be required to undergo 3 days consecutive sputum tests, for which she will have to wait 2 months for the results. If she has an interview date already and it turns out that she needs the sputum tests, SLEC will reschedule it.

How long has she been taking meds anyway?

its been 3 days now...and she just got a mail on her yahoom mail.thats the uscis saying the petition is approve what is the best thing to do

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then if her xray is clear and negative why would she undergo a skin test?? they will ask her if she has been exposed to TB. she could have just said no??

Just asking..

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the reason she done skin test bcoz she was exposed..

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then if her xray is clear and negative why would she undergo a skin test?? they will ask her if she has been exposed to TB. she could have just said no??

Just asking..

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the reason she done skin test bcoz she was exposed..

Exposure to TB does not warrant a TST. To start with, we are already exposed every single day of our lives, whether we like it or not. Her Xray is normal...so what is supposed to be treated? Although local consensus guidelines dictate that people who have had exposure to PTB undergo prophylaxis of at least 6 months.

As to whether or not she can lie about her exposure to TB...well....I leave that decision up to her. I did not lie to the SLEC doc.


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I think she will pass the medical, if she's negative for the xray but positive for the skin test but when she gets to US.. and have her medical there (Im not sure ha) but I read something here in VJ about it, that she has to undergo on medication for 6mos....

Don't believe everything you read on VJ or especially on this thread!

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I agree with Gracey. My skin test was also positive but according to my internist, it was because I had the vaccination for TB when I was young. That may also be reason why your friend's skin test was positive. Like your friend, my x-ray was also negative. It didn't pose any problem to me during my medical so no worries. If I was able to get my visa, surely your friend will get hers, too.

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Most of the Filipinos are exposed to Tb and most of the time, PPD will be positive also. The diagnosis of Tb in adults is not dependent on PPD or chest xray but rather on the detection of the Tb bacilli in her sputum. The gold standard for the diagnosis of Tb is the sputum culture, which takes about 2 months. Positive chest xray will not warrant anti-Tb therapy unless, she has an active moderate or far advanced Tb. But still, Tb culture should be done.

PPD or TST is sensitive in detecting exposure from Tb carrier or from those with the disease but it is not the predictive diagnostic tool.

Chest xray will show, Tb scars or cavitations (indicating active Tb). If the infiltrates are minimal, it is best to do sputum AFB stain and culture right away to identify the bacilli. Diagnosis of Tb using chest xray and TST will more likely result in overdiganosis, thus giving the patient anti Tb drugs when it is not needed.

I suggest, for your friend's peace of mind, that she consult a pulmonologist. That way, she will have the right answers she is looking for, provided she knows what questions to ask the doctor. If she indeed has Tb disease or not, then she will be treated accordingly.


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