Main content
City of Alexandria Homepage
Wednesday, April 16  •  National Weather Service Advisory 42°Partly Cloudy Air Quality: Green
CloseWeather Forecast
Today: High 52° Low 35°
Sunny/WindAir Quality: Green
Thu: High 58° Low 38°
Mostly SunnyAir Quality: Green
Fri: High 56° Low 43°
Partly CloudyAir Quality: Green
Sat: High 67° Low 43°
Partly Cloudy
Sun: High 65° Low 44°
Mostly Sunny
City of Alexandria, VA City of Alexandria, VA
Health Department
Share Share RSS RSS Print Print Text Size Text Size NormalText Size LargeText Size Extra Large
Page updated Sep 11, 2013 9:42 AM
CloseComments

No Comments Posted Yet

Tuberculosis Testing Update: Nationwide Shortage of PPD

What is AHD doing during the PPD shortage?

-- We are continuing to... 

  • Evaluate, treat and case manage individuals for TB disease
  • Investigate contacts of pulmonary TB cases
  • Screen individuals for risk of latent TB infection (LTBI)

-- Prioritizing the use of PPD according to the latest CDC and VDH guidance 

-- Offering T-spot testing (a blood test that helps diagnose latent TB infection) 

 

Additional Resources:

For more information about TB testing or diagnosis, please visit www.cdc.gov/tb/.  

For specific information regarding the availability of TST at the health department during the PPD shortage, please call 703.746.4960.



 

4480 King Street
Alexandria, VA, 22302
703.746.4996
Fax: 703.746.4938
E-mail 

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed Thursday Mornings