UCLA Health employees must complete the TB screening process prior to their start of employment date and annually thereafter.
You will need documentation of two PPD tests within the past 1 year. The most recent PPD must be within 3 months of your start date at UCLA.
If you are unable to provide documentation, TB testing will be performed during orientation.
If you have a history of positive PPD (TST), please submit the following:
(BCG vaccination does not exempt you from the above requirements)
Personnel who have tested "positive" in the past are required to have one baseline chest x-ray and then annual symptom review. Chest x-rays will not be performed annually, but only if indicated based on the clinical presentation. At any time, if any employee has symptoms of TB (persistent cough, low grade fevers, unexplained weight loss, night sweats) further evaluation must be done. Please refer to Occupational Health.