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Chest x ray

I wonder how long is a negative chest x ray for tb is good for in MA, or is it depend on the facility. I know some facility in other state will take an ex ray within the last 2-3 yrs, and I've seen agency that would take it within the last 5 yrs. I m really curious I m suppose to start a new job in a nursing home and my x ray is one yrs old and I cannot take another x ray now and I get a bad reaction to the skin test.

Esme12, ASN, BSN, RN

Has 40 years experience. Specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma.

It is an individual facility policy......but within one year is pretty common.

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