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Resources for Healthcare Professionals and Community Partners

Virginia medical consultants working with the state TB Program provide expert clinical consultation on the diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis.  In combination with Division of Consolidated Lab Services (DLCS) and other partners, a full array of diagnostic laboratory services is available in Virginia.  Lab testing services include:  smears for AFB, cultures, and susceptibilities, as well as rapid molecular testing for identification and susceptibility results.  Resources are also available for therapeutic drug serum level testing.

The TB program also provides resources to assist with medications and other basic needs for clients undergoing treatment.

Contact TB program staff at (804) 864-7906 for additional information, assistance in accessing resources, consultation or training needs.

Diagnosis and Treatment of TB Disease

Diagnostic Standards and Classification of TB in Adults and Children: Joint statement prepared by the American Thoracic Society and CDC and endorsed by the Infectious Disease Society of America; provides a framework for understanding the diagnostic approaches to tuberculosis infection/disease and presents a classification scheme that facilitates management of all persons to whom diagnostic tests have been applied.

Treatment of Tuberculosis:  American Thoracic Society, CDC, and the Infectious Diseases Society of America, June 20, 2003

Diagnosis and Treatment of Latent Tuberculosis Infection (LTBI)

Screening for TB Infection

Screening for TB Infection – VDH Policy 2013-001
TB Risk Assessment Form 512:  tool for screening suspects and determining who to test for TB infection

TB Risk Assessment Form 512 Instructions

Clearance Letter for Negative TB Screen

Report of TB Screening Form

Targeted Tuberculin Testing & Treatment of Latent TB Infection, MMWR June 9, 2000
CDC’ s Testing for TB Infection
CDC Treatment for LTBI
Latent Tuberculosis Infection:  A Guide for Primary Health Care Providers, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2010
Recommendations for Use of an Isonizaid-Rifapentine Regimen with Direct Observation to Treat LTBI

TB Laws and Regulations

Virginia TB Control Laws
Online Forms - Physicians & Medical Facilities

Additional Resources

Fact Sheet on Isoniazid and Tyramine Containing Foods

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Tuberculosis Home Page

Southeastern National TB Center
The Southeastern National Tuberculosis Center (SNTC) is one of four Regional Training and Medical Consultation Centers (RTMCC) in the United States. Their site contains numerous training and educational resources for health care providers.

Ending Neglect: The Elimination of TB in the US (An Institute of Medicine Report)

Virginia Health Department (VDH)
Health Districts

Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services (DCLS)

TB Control Offices in US


Last Updated: 03-19-2014

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