Pima County Health Department restarts TB testing today - Tucson News Now

Pima County Health Department restarts TB testing today

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PIMA COUNTY, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

It has been a month since health departments across the nation suspended TB testing. 

Now the Pima County Health Department is resuming testing for TB today.  This is a routine test many have to take for employment and school requirements. 

Health departments here and across the nation can now offer TB skin tests again.

A national shortage of the Tubersol solution stopped testing at many hospitals, since the end of April. 

The Pima County Health Department is opening up their tuberculosis clinic this morning.  The clinic will be open from 7:30 a.m. to noon today, Wednesday and Friday, and on Tuesday from noon to 4 p.m. for testing. 

The test is $15, and those who need the test are able to just walk in during clinic hours. 

For more information call the Health Department's Tuberculosis clinic at (520)243-8450.

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