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The entire process was very well run and the wait time between the different procedures was short. I was very impressed that the staff made the effort to learn some basic Chinese to help patients.
—Mobile Health Patient
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Tuberculosis Chest X-Ray

Posted March 9, 2017

Tuberculosis is a contagious disease that is known to attack the lungs but can also affect other body parts such as the kidney, spine and brain. There are two common tests to determine the prence of tuberculin bacteria: PPD skin tests and QuantiFERON blood tests. PPD skin tests, however, can often lead to a false[Read the Rest]

Medical Clearances

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 with over 33% of TB cases coming from foreign born individuals.  The risk for NYC teachers often happens due to the exposure of travelers and foreign residents that make up the city. It’s important, therefore, to[Read the Rest]

Tuberculosis Testing Requirement for NYC Teachers

Posted January 30, 2015

Tuberculosis (TB), a highly-contagious disease that attacks the lungs, affects millions of people all around the world.  While there is no vaccine, early detection is the best way to control its spread and avoid new cases. Early detection is generally done through a tuberculosis skin test (TST), also known as a PPD implant. A TB test[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]