Two TB test???

  1. I transferred from one HCA facility to another in Feb. I had a negative TB result with my hire on exam, but I have gotten an email from employee health stating that they require two TB test? Is this safe? Has anyone else heard of this?
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  2. 19 Comments

  3. by   ceecel.dee
    Not uncommon at all. My masters program required it too.
  4. by   RNDreamer
    i had to take a 2nd TB test for my job
  5. by   mom2michael
    Every healthcare job I've had since I started NS and even now required me to have 2 tests upon hire.

    Now I just have to have the yearly test.
  6. by   1776patriot
    Yeah thats pretty standard. One test when you hire in and one test a couple of weeks later. I guess its possible to have TB but not develop antibodies to it for a couple of weeks. So if they check you again then they know you don't have it....
  7. by   TazziRN
    I've never heard of requiring two, but there's nothing unsafe about it.
  8. by   jojotoo
    I had two last week.
  9. by   carol72
    I had to do this for my RN program. Fairly new thing.
  10. by   jill48
    Never heard of it. I guess everyday is a school day.
  11. by   txspadequeenRN
    been doing two step tb's on nursing home residents as long as i can remember....
  12. by   allantiques4me
    Quote from txspadequeen921
    been doing two step tb's on nursing home residents as long as i can remember....
    thats what ithought.we dont do that now at my present facility.
  13. by   jill48
    Quote from txspadequeen921
    been doing two step tb's on nursing home residents as long as i can remember....
    omg! duh! you're right. i guess i was thinking in terms of the employee. i'm such a dork! i have been giving 2 step tb's forever. i think i will go drill a burr hole in my head; there is obviously something wrong with it. :trout:
  14. by   txspadequeenRN
    girl please!!!!

    Quote from jill48
    omg! duh! you're right. i guess i was thinking in terms of the employee. i'm such a dork! i have been giving 2 step tb's forever. i think i will go drill a burr hole in my head; there is obviously something wrong with it. :trout:

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