Where Can I Get Tested?
If you have been directed by a school to have your child screened for TB, contact your regular health care provider.
If you need a TB test (such as a skin test or IGRA blood test) for work or a work training program, contact your regular health care provider.
If you do not have a regular health care provider, contact the Health Consumer Center of Los Angeles at 1-800-896-3203, or visit
www.ladhs.org and click on "Search for Clinics" on the right.
Screening Requirements for Public, Private,
Parochial K-12 and Nursery School Employees,
Volunteers, and Contractors
Assembly bill (AB) 1667 was recently enacted and
became effective on January 1, 2015. It replaced
universal tuberculosis (TB) testing with a TB risk
assessment questionnaire therefore updating
California law to reflect current federal Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) targeted
The new law requires a pre-K and K-12 TB Risk
Assessment Questionnaire and Certificate of
Completion form, developed by the California
Department of Public Health (CDPH) and California TB
Controllers Association (CTCA), to be used; this
form is included below. Under this new law, TB
testing will be based on the results of the TB risk
If risk factors are identified, the provisions of
the bill would then require TB screening/testing
(Tuberculin Skin Test [TST] or interferon
gamma-release assay [IGRA] blood test). Anyone with
a positive screening test must undergo an
examination by a licensed MD or NP to determine that
the person is free of infectious tuberculosis.
TB Screening for School Entry
Universal TB screening and risk-based testing was incorporated into the CA State physical examination requirement for children entering first grade in Los Angeles County in July 2012. Health providers should screen students using the pediatric risk assessment questionnaire below and test them for TB only if a risk factor is present and document this on the PM 171.
Report of Health Examination for School Entry (PM 171)
Risk Assessment Questionnaire
AAP Periodicity Schedule