All students taking a course with a field placement must have a cleared TB test (not a screening) on file with Student Health Services at Laurel Hall before the first day of the semester. Please note that a Tine (TD) or Monovac Test cannot be substituted for the TB Test. In addition, all student teachers must have a TB test within nine months 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 courses you are planning to take. Your TB test should to be uploaded to your UD Health Portal by selecting “Immunizations”, clicking “Additional Immunization Records Upload”, and then attaching your document. Results can be faxed to Student Health at 302-831-6407 or electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that email is not considered a secure form of communication.
||Need a TB clearance dated:|
|Fall 2023 Semester||November 1, 2022 or later|
|Spring 2024 Semester||April 1, 2023 or later|
|Methods, Early Fields, or Block Students:
||Need a TB clearance dated:|
|Summer 2023||June 1, 2020 or later|
|Fall 2023||August 1, 2020 or later|
|Winter 2024||January 2, 2021 or later|
|Spring 2024||February 1, 2021 or later|
How Do I Find the Date of My Last TB Test?
- Go to the Student Health Home Page http://www.udel.edu/studenthealth/
- Click on “Secure Student Health Portal”.
- Log in using your University of Delaware user name and password.
- Enter your date of birth when prompted.
- Select immunizations on the left.
- 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 If your test is no longer valid, then follow the directions below to complete a current TB test.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 Request a Copy of my TB Clearance?
- To request a copy of your TB clearance:
- Go to www.udel.edu/studenthealth.
- Complete form and check “Immunization/PPD.
- When form is completed, you must submit by:
- Email: email@example.com
- Fax: 302-831-6407
- Mail to: Student Health, 282 The Green, Laurel Hall, Newark DE 19716-8101
How Do I Get a TB Test?
Student Health Services:
You can make an appointment by calling 302-831-2226, option #1. Student Health Services will provide TB clinics at the end of each semester. These dates are reserved for students who have a field placement and are required 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 $20. If you want a receipt to send to your insurance company, they will provide it upon request.
Testing Done By Your Health Care Provider:
If you complete the TB test off-campus (Minute Clinic, Express Care, Walgreen’s, doctor’s office, etc.), 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., date planted, read, mm induration, 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 or you can upload your results to your student health portal.
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.
Please feel free to contact the Office of Clinical Studies at firstname.lastname@example.org and type “TB test” in the subject line if you have any questions.