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The DTBE provides tuberculin testing materials to Local Health Departments for contacts and other high risk persons. We also provide x-rays for evaluation of active disease and latent TB infection (LTBI) through Local Health Departments. Clinicians are provided for chest diagnostic clinics to evaluate/treat active disease and LTBI. We provide medications as well as financial support to Local Health Departments to do Liver Function Tests for TB cases and LTBI patients. We work with the Office of Laboratory Services to provide AFB smear and culture testing, drug susceptibilities and DNA fingerprinting of specimens.
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Important additions and changes to Protocols and Resources:
TB Testing - March 2016
TB Testing Guidelines for Children - January 2018
TB Screening Recommendations for Long Term Care - April 2016
School Referral for TB Evaluation/Testing - June 2016
Diagnostic Clinic Protocol - December 2016
TB Treatment Protocol - December 2016
Video DOT - November 2017
Electronic Disease Notification (EDN) - January 2018
DOT Reimbursement Breakdown - January 2017
Records Retention - January 2018
MMWR, Dec 16, 2005 / 54(RR15);1-37. "Guidelines for the Investigation of Contacts of Persons with Infectious Tuberculosis"
MMWR, Dec 30, 2005 / Vol. 54 / No. RR-17. "Guidelines for Preventing the Transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Health-Care Settings, 2005"
MMWR, June 20, 2003 / Vol. 52 / No. RR-11. "Treatment of Tuberculosis"