Nationwide Shortage in Tuberculosis Test Product

6 years 9 months 1 week ago Wednesday, September 25 2013 Sep 25, 2013 Wednesday, September 25, 2013 9:19:00 AM CDT September 25, 2013 in News
By: Lowell Thomas, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - Tuberculosis skin testing will be unavailable to patients through the Public Health and Human Services clinic until the end of October.

The Center of Disease and Control announced there is a shortage in Tubersol, the product used for tuberculosis skin testing. Due to the lack of Tubersol, the Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services has said blood test will instead be used to look for tuberculosis.

The clinic will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Each tuberculosis blood test cost $70.

 

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