Hey there, I'm a new grad. I just got my first job. It turns out my skin test came up positive. I haven't had a chest xray yet. I'm just wondering, if I do have to take the TB meds will I be able to work at the same time or will I have to finish the meds first?
Thanks for the help!
Yes, you will be able to work. A (+) TST only means you are infected and there are no isolation precautions to take with someone who only has LTBI (latent tuberculosis infection). If you were symptomatic for active TB, you could have TB disease and that would warrant isolation precautions until additional testing could prove you were not an active case of TB or not contagtious.
Last edit by smilingbig on Dec 6, '11