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Health Division

Mission Clinic: 6000 Lamar Ave. STE 140, Mission, KS 66202

Olathe Clinic: 11875 S. Sunset Drive STE 300, Olathe, KS 66061

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Tuberculosis Testing

There are two tests that can be used to help detect TB infection: a skin test or a blood test. TB Testing is available on a walk-in basis. No appointment is needed for initial testing. The results of the TB blood test are NOT affected by a past history of receiving BCG.

Before TB testing, notify your health care worker if you have ever had a “positive” reaction to a TB skin test or if you have been treated with TB drugs in the past.

State law requires that cases of TB be reported to the local or state health department. Disease Reportable by Kansas Law - (K.S.A. 65-118, 65-128, 65-6001 through 65-6007, K.A.R. 28-1/2, 28-1-18).

Tuberculosis Information (Kansas Department of Health and Environment)

TB Reporting Form

Tuberculin Skin Test (TST) - $26.00 per test

Olathe

  • Monday - 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday - 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • 1st, 3rd and 5th Wednesday - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • 2nd and 4th Wednesday - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Thursday (NO TESTING, READINGS ONLY) - 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • 1st, 3rd and 5th Friday - 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • 2nd and 4th Friday - 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Mission (Closed daily from 12:30-1:30 p.m.; Tests administered on Wednesday must be read in Olathe on Friday.)

  • Monday - 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday - 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • 1st, 3rd and 5th Wednesday - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • 2nd and 4th Wednesday - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Thursday (NO TESTING, READINGS ONLY) - 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Friday - CLOSED

TB Blood Test (T-Spot) - $147 per test 

TB blood tests are available during walk-in clinic hours. The results of the TB blood test are NOT affected by a past history of receiving BCG.

  • Monday - 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday - 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Thursday - 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Friday (Olathe) - 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; Mission - CLOSED

Tuberculosis Facts

  • The only way to contract the disease is by close contact (several hours a day) with someone who has the disease. It cannot be spread by contact with someone's clothing, drinking glass, eating utensils, handshake, toilet or other surfaces.
  • TB germs can live in the body without making a person sick. This is called latent TB infection. This means the TB germs are inactive (sleeping). The inactive germs cannot be passed to anyone else.
  • TB disease causes illness when TB germs are active (multiplying in the body). These germs usually attack the lungs. They can also attack other parts of the body, such as, the kidney, brain, or spine.
  • Symptoms of TB can include a cough of longer than three weeks, unexplained weight loss, night sweats, chills, fever and coughing up blood.
  • If you have been around someone who has TB disease, go to your doctor or your local health department for testing.
  • To diagnose TB disease, other tests such as chest x-ray and a sample of sputum (phlegm that is coughed up from deep in the lungs) may be needed.
  • TB Fact Sheet / La tuberculosis: Información general
  • TB Q&A for Patients
  • TB Infection Control for Health Care Providers
  • Questions and Answers - TB Infection Cases at Olathe Northwest High School

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