Special Program Requirements - TB Skin Test

Your healthcare provider or local health department can perform a TB skin test. The program requires a skin test, and TB screenings cannot be accepted. Negative TB skin test results should be emailed to the EKU Online child and family studies advisor or faxed to 859-622-7837 Attn: EKU Online Child and Family Studies.

What if I already had a TB skin test?

If the test is less than 2 years old and will not expire during the semester, you do not need a new one. Submit a copy of that test reading.

Can I just have a TB screening instead of the actual test?

TB screenings CANNOT be accepted. Although health departments may tell you that a screening is all you need, the program requires a TB skin test.

How long is the test valid?

A negative test is good for 2 years and must not expire at any time during the semester. If you have submitted a copy of a negative test to us previously and do not know if it has expired, please contact us.

What if I'm pregnant and can't take the test?

If the test cannot be taken due to pregnancy, a doctor's statement can be accepted.