Fargo Cass Public Health offers TB testing. We currently offer a blood test (T-SPOT) for the majority of people who need a test, with results available in 3-4 days. There is a charge for this testing. Routine TB testing of the general population is not necessary or recommended. Groups who may need TB testing are contact of an active case, and certain individuals for whom it may be required for school or employment.
If results are positive, individuals are referred to their primary provider for evaluation and medication orders for treatment, if indicated. Once prescribed by their primary provider, medication for treatment of TB disease and latent TB infection is available through Fargo Cass Public Health and the ND Department of Health, free of charge to individuals with these conditions.
To find out more about Tuberculosis services, call 701.241.1360
More information regarding tuberculosis is available at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.