Office of Student Life

Student Health Services

Tuberculosis Requirements

Health Professional Colleges may require testing for Tuberculosis (TB). 

This requirement involves a 1-step skin test, a 2-step skin test or annual testing.

Skin Test (PPD)

  • 0.1 ML of purified protein derivative (PPD) is injected into the top layers of skin of the forearm
  • 48 to 72 hours after the PPD injection a health care professional will evaluate the injection area 
  • PPD read outside of this timeframe are considered invalid 
  • A 2-step PPD involves getting two 1-step skin tests done in rapid succession, usually about a week apart
  • A second test is more accurate based on a "boosting" of the body's response

Submission of Tuberculosis Skin Test Records

When Performed at Student Life Student Health Services (SLSHS)

  • PPD given and read at SLSHS will be added to the health record and communicated to the program

When Performed at Outside Health Provider Offices

Obtain a Tuberculosis Skin Test

SLSHS Offers Two PPD Options:

  1. PPD clinics (see events page for details)
  2. Schedule an appointment with Preventive Medicine

How to Schedule:

  • Online via My BuckMD (Select Health Professional Student for the appointment reason)