CDC ALERT!!! Nationwide PPD shortage

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On June 19th 2019, The New York State Department of Health (DOH) issued an advisory regarding a shortage of purified protein derivative (PPD) solution for tuberculin skin testing, in response to an anticipated three- to 10-month AplisolĀ® shortage. The DOH is temporarily recommending an adjustment to tuberculosis (TB)-testing procedures for employee testing programs if institutions experience a shortage of testing product.

New York State regulations still require serial testing for health care personnel in various clinical settings. However, in facilities experiencing a shortage of PPD testing solution, repeat testing can be deferred for persons with the appropriate baseline testing and no new risk for infection or disease on annual assessment.

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Sumer King, Zeynep et al. New York State DOH Guidance on Shortage of Tuberculin Skin Test Solution. Greater New York Hospital Association (2019).

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