Does Walgreens Offer TB Testing?

According to Walgreens.com, Walgreens stores with Walgreens Healthcare Clinics provide tuberculosis skin testing. As of 2015, PPD/tuberculosis testing costs $28 and is payable with cash, credit, or debit card.

Walgreens.com adds that PPD/tuberculosis testing requires the subcutaneous injection of fluid containing the tuberculin bacterium. Patients who are exposed to the TB bacterium acquire a hard, elevated region at the injection site. After 48 to 72 hours, test-takers return for an examination of the injection site. The provider evaluates the injection site and assesses if the patient requires more TB testing, such as chest X-rays and blood tests.

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