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             October 2013

Interim TB Screening Recommendations

The shortages of certain formulations of Tubersol® brand of Tuberculin Purified Protein Derivative (tuberculin) may not be resolved before 2014.   As these medications are used in tuberculosis (TB) infection control programs, employee health programs at health care facilities and long term care facilities continue to be impacted. 


In an effort to prevent disruptions to your screening program the Division of Epidemiology and Health Planning has issued a letter to all Health Care Facility Operators and Long Term Care Administrators providing recommendations on how to continue TB screening in your facility.  Read Letter  


For your convenience, quick links from the letter are provided below:


2010 CDC Guidelines about IGRAs


QuantiFERONĀ® - TB Gold In-Tube Test


T-SpotĀ® TB Test


Please contact the Kentucky Tuberculosis Prevention and Control Program at 502-564-4276 if you or your staff have further questions about TB screening, TSTs, or BAMTs.



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 Mary Reinle Begley, Inspector General

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The Office of Inspector General is Kentucky's regulatory agency for licensing all health care, day care, long-term care, and child adoption/placing facilities and agencies in the Commonwealth. 

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