Chest X-Ray

Chest X-Ray services for positive PPD and OSHA exams

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The chest X-ray is the final step in the tuberculosis (TB) testing process. Before an X-ray can be performed, an individual must first test positive for TB via a PPD skin test or QuantiFERON test. A chest X-ray is then used in order to make the final determination of whether or not active tuberculosis is present in an individual.

Chest X-ray

Mobile Health offers chest X-rays at our Manhattan facilities where you can handle all of your TB testing in one place. Request an appointment or free quote today!

In most cases, employees with positive tuberculosis test results will not be able to return to work until they have been cleared by a chest X-ray that demonstrates they do not have active tuberculosis. It is recommended that employees with a positive tuberculosis test result be scheduled for a chest X-ray as soon as possible after their tuberculosis test results return as positive.

Chest X-rays are simple procedures that merely involve getting an X-ray taken of the chest from multiple angles. A clinician will then look at the results to determine if the lungs show signs of advanced pulmonary tuberculosis, which is the active and contagious form of tuberculosis. Chest X-rays serve as suitable evidence that an employee is tuberculosis free even if initial PPD skin tests or QuantiFERON examinations have said otherwise.

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