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TB DIAGNOSIS positive, what now?!!

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Hi everyone,

 

I have my interview January 3rd at embassy in Mexico. I know that the medical examiner there will check for TB but I wanted to be proactive and take a clearance note from my doctor. I currently live in the US and have since I was brought at the age of 2. A brief history, as a kid I had a reaction to the TB skin test, and since then have always had clear xrays my whole life. Last year December of 2017 for the first time i had a blood test done Quantiferon gold for TB instead of xrays. My results came negative doctor said I was TB free. Fast forward a year to this week, I had my blood work done again and the results came back positive. I was shocked, I told the doctor that I was fighting a cold/sore throat when I went to get blood work done. She said that due to my history there is a strong indication that the results are a false positive and asked me to retest in 2 weeks. HOWEVER, we will be in Mexico in the next couple days. Can someone please share experiences or knowledge based on TB testing. What would likely be the outcome if I test positive again in mexico for blood work but have a clear chest x-ray?? Would I be allowed to come back to the states? I am the sole provider for my wife and son who are us citizens and staying abroad would be devastating for our family,  we would lose everything our home,  car, my job ( high school teacher). 

 

I am praying to God that this was a false positive , I know it is!! Please help,  prayers,  advice,  anything.  😔💔

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I always test positive for a skin test, as would anyone from the UK, we are inoculated.

 

I am sure that there are many other Countries where inoculation is common or the norm.


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