TB Testing Questions and Answers
UCare Urgent Care offers TB Testing near you. We are a walk-in clinic located in El Paso TX and Lee Trevino Drive TX. For more information, call us today!
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TB Testing Q & A
What is tuberculosis?
What are the symptoms of tuberculosis?
What should I expect at your visit?
The doctors and medical professionals at UCare Urgent Care want to make sure that you know everything that you need to, before coming to your appointment. TB (Tuberculosis) Testing is typically not covered by insurance. Please consult with our medical professionals by calling us at (915) 213-7222. If your insurance does not accept this service, then payment will be due at the time of your visit.
All patients will return and be scheduled for a follow-up visit within 48 to 72 hours of the first initial visit to have the tuberculin skin test (TST) assessed. Each visit will be charged separately.
Patients that have the following may be directed to another health care provider for service and treatment:
• Patient has a compromised immune system
• Patient has a history of adverse reaction to TB (tuberculosis) skin testing
• Patient has a previous positive skin test for TB (tuberculosis)
• Patient has had the measles, mumps, chicken pox or influenza within the last month, prior to appointment
Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease that is developed by bacteria. Once contacted, tuberculosis mostly affects the lungs but it can also involve and affect almost any organ in the body. Many years ago, this disease was referred to as a “consumption” disease because without receiving effective treatment, patients with this disease often would pass away. Today, tuberculosis can be treated successfully with a proper medication regimen, provided by a medical doctor or professional. If you are experiencing symptoms of tuberculosis, it is time to consult with a doctor at UCare Urgent Care in El Paso, TX.
People with tuberculosis may experience symptoms that are very similar to the flu (influenza), or some patients experience no symptoms at all, in early stages. Advanced symptoms may include some or all conditions including weight loss, chronic fatigue and heavy sweating, especially at night time. People with tuberculosis can also develop a cough with mucus that often becomes progressively thick, bloody or yellow, chest pain, shortness of breath and it is possible to develop red or cloudy urine.
When you arrive at UCare Urgent Care, you will sign in with our front desk administrator to see a doctor, nurse practitioner or physician assistant. Please remember we are a walk-in clinic so no appointment is necessary. After check in, you will fill out medical forms and turn them in at the front desk, our medical practitioner will review your history, verify your eligibility for testing and then administer the TB (tuberculosis) test on your forearm. Lastly, before you leave, you will schedule your follow-up visit.
You will once again sign in at the front desk to see a doctor, nurse practitioner or physician assistant. Our medical practitioner will assess your skin test and provide any appropriate follow-up recommendations. At the end of your visit, our medical practitioner will provide you with a summary of your results, a receipt and educational material regarding TB testing. The summary of your visit can also be sent to your primary care provider with your permission and upon request.
Doctors at UCare Urgent Care are dedicated to continuously improving our overall care because we care about making ourselves accessible to all of our patients. Our extended hours of operation offer us access to our patient’s healthcare with the use of an Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system. Visit our urgent care and walk-in clinic today, we are located at 3051 North Zaragoza Rd. El Paso, TX 79938. Our doctors and medical professionals look forward to treating you today.