TB tests are required only for students who are identified as being at a higher risk. Please see pages 5 and 6 of the Medical Report Form to find out if you need a TB test.
- the Mantoux 5TU PPD skin test,
- the T-spot test, or
- the Quantiferon-Gold test.
MIT will not accept multiple puncture tests such as tine, HEAF, or Monovac.
The TB test reaction must be documented in millimeters and signed by a physician or nurse. The physician or nurse must read the reaction within 48 to 72 hours after the test is administered.
MIT will not accept a simple reading of “positive” or “negative.”
Yes. You still need a TB test if you are in the higher-risk group (see pages 5–6 of the Medical Report Form).
If you have had a previous Mantoux TB test with a reaction of 10mm or greater, you must provide:
- Proof of a negative chest X-ray taken after your positive Mantoux, T-Spot, or Quantiferon-Gold TB test, and
- Documentation that you have no symptoms of tuberculosis.
No. You can only substitute a chest X-ray if you have had a previous Mantoux TB test that was positive with a reaction of 10mm or greater.