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CDC ALERT!!! Nationwide PPD shortage

Posted July 1, 2019

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 Aplisol® shortage. The DOH is temporarily recommending an adjustment to tuberculosis (TB)-testing procedures for employee testing programs if institutions[Read the Rest]

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Stopping TB In The Classroom

Posted March 9, 2017

Even though tuberculosis cases continue to drop in the United States, the disease remains a threat in foreign countries.  More than one-third of TB cases in the United States come from foreign born individuals. Because exposure from New York City tourists and foreign residents raises the risk of infection, NYC teachers should get tested for[Read the Rest]

PPD vs QuantiFERON

PPD Test Vs. QuantiFERON

Posted March 9, 2017

A job candidate needs a tuberculosis test, but which test do they choose — PPD test or QuantiFERON? When choosing a tuberculosis test, a patient must consider many factors, including cost, efficiency and availability. Additionally, medical terms and acronyms associated with tuberculosis may confuse patients.  For this reason, we created a Tuberculosis Test Fact Sheet.[Read the Rest]

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How much do you know about commonly abused drugs?

Posted February 17, 2015

Below is a list of commonly abused drugs with their street names, drug type, method of ingestion, desired effects and side effects, and drug schedule classification. A drug schedule classification is defined by: “..Drugs, substances, and certain chemicals used to make drugs are classified into five (5) distinct categories or schedules depending upon the drug’s[Read the Rest]

Tuberculosis Glossary & Fact Sheet

Posted April 12, 2013

A Tuberculosis test is common with many pre-employment physicals and is recommended for anyone with a high risk factor. But a lot of technical medical terms are involved in assessing which test to take, the benefits are being tested and what increases the risk of TB exposure and TB symptoms that require urgent medical attention.[Read the Rest]

Home health pre-employment physical in New York

Posted April 8, 2013

Mobile Health is proud to be a major provider for pre-employment physicals for home health agencies and their employees. In accordance to New York State’s Department of Health law 766.11 Personnel, there are very strict rules regarding the health of the employee. These rules were designed to protect both the patients and the provider from dangerous[Read the Rest]

How To Input Online PPD Readings on Client Portal

Posted August 17, 2012

Did you know you can enter your employees’ PPD results online yourself if they are read off site by clinical personnel in your agency? Mobile Health takes pride in offering our clients the best technology tools available to facilitate your agency’s operations. The same system that allows you to schedule appointments online and review results[Read the Rest]