Health Dept. Temporarily Suspends Routine TB Screenings

Prompted by Shortage of TB Skin Testing Solution

PITTSBURGH – Effective Monday, March 11, the Allegheny County Health Department will temporarily suspend routine tuberculosis screenings due to a shortage of purified protein derivative (PPD), the solution used to administer the TB skin test.

The Health Department will resume routine screenings for such purposes as employment and school when the supply of TB skin testing solution increases and returns to normal levels.

For more specific information regarding the availability of TB skin testing during the shortage, please call the Health Department at 412-578-8162.

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