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Old 07-28-2006, 11:02 AM   #1
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TB Testing??

I have to be tested for TB for my new job, and I dont want to tell them that Im pregnant someone braught to my attention that I might not be able to be tested because Im pregnant. Does anyone know If you can be tested or not???

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Old 07-28-2006, 01:46 PM   #2
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Re: TB Testing??

It is safe to have the normal TB test. I was tested at the beginning of my pregnancy and the dr said it was safe. However, my results were borderline and normally they would have done an x-ray, which is the best way to determine for sure if you have it but that is not safe until the last few weeks of pregnancy and still a little risky then. I'm going to wait until after the baby is here. Also, the test is okay but the dr said there isn't a lot of point in finding out for sure for me b/c the medication I would be given is not something that I would want to take while pregnant. Talk to your dr but mine said the test was ok. Good luck with your new job and your pregnancy.

Old 07-28-2006, 03:32 PM   #3
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Re: TB Testing??

Yes, ask your doctor, but my doc gave me permission to have the skin test.

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