Tuberculosis Testing


Tuberculosis (TB) skin testing requires two visits.
  • The first visit is to administer the test. This is done in Student Health Services Mondays & Tuesdays from 8- 4:00, and Wednesdays & Fridays from 8-11:30. It cannot be done on Thursdays.
  • The second visit is to read the test. This is done by looking at your arm and feeling for a reaction to the test injection. This must be completed between 48 and 72 hours after the skin test is administered.
  • The TB skin test is administered by injecting a small amount of the test protein (PPD) into the top layer of skin on the inside of your forearm.
  • Please notify SHS staff if you have ever had a positive TB skin test before. If so, you should not have a repeat TB skin test, except in unusual circumstances.

COST:   $8.00 for students
              $12.00 for faculty


TB tests and Chest X-rays are also administered through the San Diego Public Health Department.  Please note they do not offer this service if you are covered by insurance or your employer.

The County of San Diego HHS Tuberculosis Clinic is located at 3851 Rosecrans Street San Diego, CA 92110. Phone (619) 692-5565.

Skin Testing:

  • $8.00
  • Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays: 7:30-11:30 and 1:00-4:30
  • Tuesdays: 9:00-11:30 and 1:00-4:30
  • First Tuesday of the Month: 10:00-11:30 and 1:00-4:30

Chest X-Rays:

  • $17.00
  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Fridays: 8:00-11:30 and 1:00-4:30
  • Tuesday: 9:00-11:30 and 1:00-4:30
  • Appointments recommended
Additional Info on TB