Mobile Health has 7 locations across New York City and Long Island offering Tuberculosis testing (PPD skin test and QuantiFERON). Also, our mobile medical testing teams can administer TB tests onsite at places of business across the Tri-state area. These options make it easy and convenient to schedule a TB test in the New York City area.
Note, however, that the last appointment for New York TB tests must be made 30 minutes before Mobile Health clinic closing.
Tb Tests in New York
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Manhattan Tb Tests:
(btw 7th & 8th Avenues)
New York, NY 10018
Bronx Tuberculosis Tests:
2nd Floor, Room 210
Bronx, NY 10458
Brooklyn Tuberculosis Tests (2 locations):
10th Floor, Room 1002
Brooklyn, NY, 11201
Brooklyn Mobile Health
1797 Coney Island Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11230
Queens Tuberculosis Tests:
Queens, NY, 11374
Staten Island Tuberculosis Tests:
Staten Island, NY 10306
Hempstead Tuberculosis Tests:
Hempstead, NY 11550
Before Obtaining Tb Tests in New York
Tuberculosis is airborne and highly contagious. For this reason, occupations working with large groups of people or communities with weakened immune systems require a TB test. Mobile Health offers two methods of testing for tuberculosis: a PPD implant and a QuantiFERON blood test.
- During a PPD test, the patient receives a shot under the top layer of skin, on their forearm. The PPD implant contains Tuberculosis antigens called purified protein derivatives (PPD). If the patient has been exposed to the tuberculosis bacteria, a firm red bump will develop at the injection site within two days. The PPD skin test is also known as a Mantoux test.
- A QuantiFERON tuberculosis test (QFT) provides an alternative to the PPD implant method. The The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the QuantiFERON blood test to diagnose latent or active tuberculosis in a patient. The QFT test typically only requires one visit to a clinic.
Whether you obtain TB tests in New York or elsewhere, cases of positive TB test results require a follow-up chest x-ray for visual confirmation. False positives may occur with both screenings. Consequently, the only way to confirm active tuberculosis in a patient is through a chest x-ray.
Chest x-rays are available to all patients who have a positive PPD skin test or QuantiFERON test result at Mobile Health.
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