Mantoux TB Tests
Did you know our SRx nurses are able to provide Mantoux tests?
Mantoux tests are used to aid in diagnosing tuberculosis infection (TB) in persons at risk of developing active TB disease. You may be required to have a Mantoux test if you are starting a new job or educational program, or if you will be starting a medication that will affect your immune system, such as a biologic. You will meet with our prescribing pharmacist to assess why you require a Mantoux test and if appropriate a prescription will be provided. Our nurses are then able to administer the Mantoux test, which is a small bleb of fluid placed under the skin. You will then be required to return to the pharmacy in 48-72 hours to have the injection site reviewed by one of our nurses. You will be provided with a record that you can bring to your employer, educational program, or physicians office to advise of your result.
Mantoux testing is done by appointment only by calling 403-286-0013.