2. Schedule your appointment by clicking on the "Appointment" link on the tab bar at the top of the screen.
3. Scroll down and check the box on the left next to the “Student Clinic– International Student requiring TB screening.” Then, click "Submit" at bottom left of page.
4. Use the drop-down arrow at right to select the following in each box:
- Clinic: Student health clinic
- Reason: PC Nurse Visit (TB skin tests, immunizations, etc)
- Provider: Nurse Visit for TB test/immunizations/titers, etc.
5. Read the Special Instructions, then click "OK."
6. The available appointments will display on the screen. It might take a minute or so for these to appear. Click "Select" when you find one that works for you. OR, you can click on the calendar dates to look at different date options (you might have to look at dates one or two weeks from the date you are doing this). If nothing meets your needs, call 859-323-2778 to speak with a personal scheduler.
7. Once you have selected an appointment, you will have forms to complete. Click on the Forms link to complete them.
1. Click the "Home" link on the left-hand side of the screen.
2. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and find the appointment you wish to cancel.
3. Click the "Cancel" button. You will receive an immediate email about the cancellation.
There are two methods available for TB testing:
TB Skin Test
- This test uses a very small needle to inject a small amount of liquid under your skin on your arm.
- You will need an appointment in 48 to 72 hours for your arm to be evaluated to see if you had a “reaction” to the test.
- If you had BCG as a child, it could cause the test to be positive/reactive (meaning you have not been exposed to TB but the BCG vaccine is causing your skin reaction). There is NO way to tell if you test is positive/ reactive due to the BCG or due to having been exposed to TB.
- This test is covered by your health fee.
- If your test is significant/positive, you must get a chest x-ray and see a clinician.
Quantiferon Gold (Blood Test)
- This test requires blood to be drawn from your arm into a tube to be sent to a lab for testing.
- Your test results will be sent to you via the online portal Messages (same portal that you use to make the appointment).
- If you had BCG as a child, this test will NOT be positive due to BCG vaccine. The antigens used in the test are not the same as the BCG vaccine. This test is preferred for patients who have had BCG vaccine in the past.
- This service is not covered by the health fee or your student insurance plan, however, it is provided to students at a discounted rate. You may contact the billing office (859-218- 3204) or ask one of the check out staff for the current charge.
- If your test is significant/positive, you must get a chest X-ray and see a clinician.