Hi, I was just wondering where I can find Mantoux/PPD in Minnesota. What is it and please give me the closest sites in twin cities. St. Paul would be okay. Is there a site where I can look this up? because I tried googling it, but could not find any.
I am very nervous because the CNA course I want to take is this coming January. I do not know if I will have $589 by then, but do pray
Thank you in advance. -Choua
Nov 29, '06
Maybe I'm out of line in saying this, but you haven't been exposed. TB is a very rare (although highly contagious) disease.
If you're test comes back positive, though, or if you've been exposed to it, another test will be ordered (which is no big deal) and then I believe a chest x-ray.
I've gone to my Drs office to have them taken, when I worked as a CNA the staff did them onsite and now that I'm in school with no health insurance, we have a "medical center" in Madison that will do them for $10.
Get used to taking TB tests...once I was hired as a CNA I had to have them done yearly, then once I got into nursing school I had to have two taken before classes start once a year.
Last edit by RNfromMN on Nov 29, '06