Tb skin test and varicella titer

  1. 0 Turns out I need to have a recent TB skin test and a blood test to show that I am immune to varicella before entering my Nursing program and doing clinicals. My question is what if the results turned out to be positive? will I still be able to enter the program?

    another question is how long does the blood test for varicella titer takes? I need it to be done in one week and was wondering how long the complete testing takes. I'm in the process of scheduling an appointment with my doctor.

    THANKS IN ADVANCE! :spin:
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  3. Visit  ThatGuyTom profile page

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  4. Visit  NBMom1225 profile page
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    I just had the same tests done...you go back to have the TB test checked 24-48 hrs after getting the injection, and the titer results only took 2-3 days to get back. If the TB ends up positive, it's my understanding that you then have a chest x-ray, I assume to look for active TB. If the titers come back negative for immunity, it's just a matter of getting a booster shot.:spin:
  5. Visit  ThatGuyTom profile page
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    Hopefully the results of the TB test will be negative and the titer positive. Thanks for the help!
  6. Visit  Bonny619 profile page
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    and you'll have to get tested every year as well being a nurse! Something to get used to.
  7. Visit  beth66335 profile page
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    Only on the TB, not the Varicella.
    Quote from Bonny619
    and you'll have to get tested every year as well being a nurse! Something to get used to.
  8. Visit  Bonny619 profile page
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    That's what I meant.
  9. Visit  elisabeth profile page
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    My Varicella titer came back positive, so having chicken pox in second grade stuck.

    My HepB titer came back negative, even though I've had the series, so I'm going to get it done again.

    I'm also going to get the HepA series.

    Better safe than sorry...
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  10. Visit  beth66335 profile page
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    Well, I had chicken pox as a kid too, I guess I'm just not sticky enough...shoot!:angryfire I'm in the middle of my HepB series, I hope it takes the first time! The HepA is a good idea too!
    Quote from elisabeth
    My Varicella titer came back positive, so having chicken pox in second grade stuck.

    My HepB titer came back negative, even though I've had the series, so I'm going to get it done again.

    I'm also going to get the HepA series.

    Better safe than sorry...
  11. Visit  miss arron profile page
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    do you need a 1 step or 2 step TB test? if it's 2 step you'll need to have the second one 1 to 3 weeks after the first. as mentioned up, you get results in 48-72 hours depending on when you go back in.

    varicella - i think i got mine in about 5 days?

    i'm waiving the hep B vac for the time being - i'm still not sure about that one....
  12. Visit  Bonny619 profile page
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    Hep B was required for us.
  13. Visit  beth66335 profile page
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    Us too. We could wave it when I started school in Jan 2005, but by the time I got my acceptance letter from The Nursing program this May my college had decided to require the series from all incoming students, not just nursing.
    Quote from Bonny619
    Hep B was required for us.
  14. Visit  beckersSN profile page
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    I am in the same boat as you... starting school on the 20th. I had chicken pox back in first grade but instead of getting a titer I just got the vaccine because it only cost $10 more. I haven't been around anyone who has had pox since I have had it so I don't know if I am one of those people who would get it again. Because of that I just decided to get the vaccine. I didn't want to pay for a titer and have it come back and then have to get the vaccine anyway.
  15. Visit  SQuerio profile page
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    You can recieve the varicella titer test by going to: http://www.healthtest360.com/lab_tes...lla_titer.html

    Hope this helps!


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