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International Student TB Information

It is the policy of Campus Health Services that all incoming international students be screened for Tuberculosis (TB) within the United States according to standard guidelines.

Students from countries with an increased incidence of TB or have spent greater than one month in a country with an increased incidence of TB must provide documentation of TB screening within the United States.  Acceptable TB screening tests include the Tuberculin Skin Test (TST) or a TB blood test (e.g. QFT-G or T-spot).  The TST or TB blood test must have been done within the 12 months prior to the first day of classes. Documentation of the TST or blood test is acceptable only from a United States facility.  If the TST skin test result is equal to or greater than 5mm or the TB blood test is positive or indeterminate, you will be required to schedule a TB evaluation with a Campus Health provider before your immunization status can be cleared.  

Students from the following countries listed below need to complete TB screening as these countries have a high incidence of TB.  If you have spent a cumulative time of one month or greater in the following countries, you also need TB screening.

If you have a history of a positive TB skin test or TB blood test (that was done in the United States), you must make an appointment to see a CHS medical provider for clearance.  Please bring past documents to that appointment.

If you cannot provide the results of a TB screening test, do not have a current TB screening test (within the 12 months), or if your current test was not done in a United States facility, please call our appointment line to get the test done at Campus Health Services.  This must be completed within the first 30 days of class.

If you have any questions, please call 919-966-2283 or email immunizations@unc.edu and the Immunization Coordinator will assist you.