How Can I Get Tested for TB?
A Mantoux TB skin test is the easiest way to find out if you have a tuberculosis infection. You can get a skin test at your doctor's office or call (213) 744-6151 to reach the L.A. County TB control center nearest you.
You should get tested for TB if:
- You have spent a lot of time with a person with infectious TB.
- You have HIV infection or other conditions that weaken your immune system.
- You are from a country with high TB rates.
- You live or work where TB disease is common (some nursing homes, homeless shelters, migrant farm camps and prisons).
- You inject drugs.
Remember that TB can be fatal if not properly and thoroughly treated.