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For the SLEC medical exam, can the fiancee opt out of the TB skin test in lieu of chest xray

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A medical PA here in California went thru the K1 process and told me to have my fiance opt out of the skin TB test because his fiance went thru hell with a bad reaction to it.  He said the x-ray is better anyway to opt out of the skin test.  

 

Does anyone know anything about if that is viable or not?   A quick Google search does show that some people have bad reactions...  He said it took his fiance two weeks for the swelling and soreness at the location of the skin test to resolve.   ???

 

Thanks.

 

 

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They don't do the Mantoux tuberculin skin test because it takes a FULL 2-3  days before they can read one of those (I'm a nurse and have given many). As far as I know they just do an x-ray exam. I had my fiance get one done (x-ray)locally about 2 weeks prior just to make sure she was clear (it cost less then $10 US). It's possible that your friends fiance had a severe reaction to it, but I think it's pretty rare for this to happen, but you never know. If she is pregnant they can't do it either.

 

https://www.cdc.gov/tb/publications/factsheets/testing/skintesting.htm

 

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3 hours ago, jstryker said:

A medical PA here in California went thru the K1 process and told me to have my fiance opt out of the skin TB test because his fiance went thru hell with a bad reaction to it.  He said the x-ray is better anyway to opt out of the skin test.  

 

Does anyone know anything about if that is viable or not?   A quick Google search does show that some people have bad reactions...  He said it took his fiance two weeks for the swelling and soreness at the location of the skin test to resolve.   ???

 

Thanks.

 

 

 

St. Luke's doesn't do the skin test on adults, that is only for children.   She will be given an x-ray.  

 

No optioning out of any TB testing as it is required by CDC 


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