Office of Clinical Studies
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 (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 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, fax to Student Health at 302-831-6407 or electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
||Need a TB clearance dated:|
|Spring 2023 Semester||April 1, 2022 or later|
|Fall 2023 Semester||November 1, 2022 or later|
|Methods, Early Fields, or Block Students:
||Need a TB clearance dated:|
|Winter 2023||January 2, 2020 or later|
|Spring 2023||February 1, 2020 or later|
|Summer 2023||June 1, 2020 or later|
|Fall 2023||August 1, 2020 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 If your test is no longer valid, then follow the directions below to complete a current TB test.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.
- Click on About Us at top of page.
- Click on Your Records.
- Request information from your SHS records
- You will then need to log onto their website.
How Do I Get a TB Test?
Student Health Services:
You can make an appointment by calling 302-831-4150. Student Health Services has also provided TB clinics. 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. Student health will bill your student account. 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, 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 email@example.com and type “TB test” in the subject line if you have any questions.