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Hi there! I just want to ask you guys if anyone here had tubercolosis exam required by the Health and Human Services upon enty into the US. I got a letter requiring me to take the exam. I didn’t have TB but I had to undergo sputum in SLEC for my K1 visa. My sputum was negative for TB and I was cleared by SLEC. Just wondering why they required me to take the TB exam. Kindly share your experience.Any advice is highly appreciated.

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Hello.. That is part of their requirements.. they are making sure that you don't have TB.. You'll be needing to go to your county clinic and do the test again (x-ray and blood test)..  


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1 hour ago, aANDg said:

Hello.. That is part of their requirements.. they are making sure that you don't have TB.. You'll be needing to go to your county clinic and do the test again (x-ray and blood test)..  

Thanks for the reply. Is this test for those who had sputum before? My friend who came here for K1 visa didn’t receive any letter. I knew someone who had sputum too but wasn’t required to take another test here in the US. 

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