LaPorte County Health Department TB Testing - $10.00 CASH ONLY

Free for contacts to active TB cases.

No appointments necessary. TB testing is done during immunization clinic hours.

You must be able to return to the office to have the test read 2 days after the test.

LaPorte Office Testing is on Mondays, 8:15 AM - 3:00 PM
Michigan City Office Testing is on Tuesdays, 8:15 AM - 3:00 PM

Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by germs that are spread from person to person through the air. TB usually affects the lungs, but it can also affect other parts of the body, such as the brain, the kidneys, or the spine.

A test to detect TB infection is a skin test. The Mantoux tuberculin skin test is performed by injecting a small amount of fluid (called tuberculin) into the skin in the lower part of the arm. A person given the tuberculin skin test must return 72 hours later (3 days) to have a trained health care worker look for a reaction on the arm.