Volunteer TB Screening/Testing
Volunteers working in the schools are required by State Law to have a certificate from the local health department or your family physician stating that you have been screened or tested and appear to be free of communicable tuberculosis disease. Once this certificate is obtained, it remains valid in subsequent years (assuming there has been no known threat of exposure). Your copy of the certificate must be kept on file at Sanders Corner. The certificate is valid when transferring to another
The screening includes answering questions on the Risk Factor Screening form and an interview with the nurse on an individual basis. If the screening is negative, a certificate will be issued. If the screening is positive, a PPD skin test will be administered.
The TB Screenings are offered at the Ashburn Office of the Loudoun County Health Department. The address is 45201 Research Place, Suite 120, Ashburn, VA 20147. The TB test screening is given on Tuesdays only from 1-5 p.m. with a cost of $14.53. If the nurse feels that the PPD skin test needs to be given, it will be done during the screening. You will have to go back to that office on that next Friday between 9:00 and 11:00 a.m to have the skin test read. That is a fee of $21.53. You may also have the screening and skin test done through your family physician. In that case, you should contact the office of your doctor to make sure TB screening forms are available and that your doctor is willing to provide this service for you. It is very important that you return your results from the health department or your physician to the front desk at Sanders Corner to be kept on file in the Office.