TB Tests for New Employees and New Volunteers

  • Tuberculosis Screening (TB/Mantoux Tuberculin Skin Test)

    Can be completed by your physician/medical provider*, or by a School Nurse at KAHS or KES.

    *If you are providing a copy of a TB test results, the test must be completed within 3 months.

    If you would like to obtain a TB test at Kutztown School District please contact either:

    Mrs.Brenda Loeb, Secondary School Nurse 610-683-7346 EXT 4 or at bloeb@kasd.org
    Mrs. Tina Schmeck, Elementary School Nurse 610-683-3557 EXT 1 or tschmeck@kasd.org

    There is no charge for TB testing at KASD for new employees and new volunteers.

    The test requires two visits:
    The Mantoux test (tuberculin skin test)
    A Mantoux test, also known as a tuberculin skin test, is a simple and safe test. A small amount of tuberculin purified protein derivative (Tubersol ®) is injected just under the top layer of skin on a person’s arm using a small sterile needle and syringe. The skin reaction (lump) is measured 2-3 days (between 48-72 hours) later and the result recorded.