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TB Clearance

All students taking a course with a field placement must have a cleared TB test on file with Student Health Services at Laurel Hall before the first day of the placement. Please note that a Tine or Monovac Test cannot be substituted for the TB Test. In addition, all student teachers must have a TB test within a year of their student teaching placement according to state law. Students will not be permitted to go to a field placement, including student teaching, if they do not have a cleared TB test.

You may be asked to provide a paper copy of your TB test results to the school nurse. Please be sure to keep a copy of your test for your own records.

Has My TB Test Expired?

Use the table below to determine if your TB test is valid for the courses you are planning to take. Your TB test needs to be on file with Student Health Services at Laurel Hall. Your results can be hand-delivered or faxed to Student Health at 302-831-6407.

I am a: I therefore need a TB clearance dated:
student teacher in the fall 2017 January 1, 2017 or later
student teacher in the spring 2018 June 1, 2017 or later
student who is in a course with a field placement in the fall 2017 January 1, 2014 or later
student who is in a course with a field placement in the winter 2018 February 15, 2015 or later
student who is in a course with a field placement in the spring 2018 June 1, 2015 or later

How Do I Find Out the Date of My Last TB Test?

  1. Go to the Student Health Home Page  http://www.udel.edu/studenthealth/
  2. Click on “Secure Student Access” on the upper right corner of the page.
  3. Log in using your University of Delaware user name and password.
  4. Enter your date of birth when prompted.
  5. Select immunizations on the left.
  6. View your latest immunizations and TB testing. Confirm that your most recent test meets the requirements in the table above. If your test is no longer valid, then follow the directions below to complete a current TB test.

How Do I Get a TB Test?

Student Health Services:

Click here for directions to schedule your TB test online at Student Health Services at Laurel Hall. You will be making your appointment through your online Student Health Services account. Please note that the system searches only one week in advance for available appointments. If you have problems making an appointment online, please call 831-4150 to make an appointment.

Student Health Services will be holding TB clinics in September. These dates are reserved for students in teacher education majors who need to complete the TB test. We recommend that you take advantage of these clinics and schedule your TB test on one of these days.

The cost for completing the TB test at Student Health Services is $5 for full-time students and $12 for part-time students. Payments are made directly to your account.

Testing Done By Your Health Care Provider:

If you complete the TB test off-campus, please have your health care provider complete the TB Clearance Form or provide appropriate documentation. Please make sure that the provider includes all of the data (e.g., dates, measurement) that is on the TB Clearance Form so that you are cleared. Take the completed form to Student Health Services located at Laurel Hall or fax it to them at 302-831-6407.

Do I Need To Complete a New TB Test If I Traveled?

If you traveled or lived for more than one month in another country since your last TB test, consult the TB Test and Traveling web page to see the list of countries that would not require you to complete a new TB test.

Questions?

Please feel free to contact the Office of Clinical Studies at clinicalstudies@udel.edu and type “TB test” in the subject line if you have any questions.

Office of Clinical Studies • 200 Academy Street, Suite 103 • Newark, DE 19716 • USA
Phone: 302-831-6778 • Fax: 302-831-3137
E-mail: clinicalstudies@udel.edu