Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) requires certain individuals to complete tuberculosis (TB) medical surveillance as a condition of entry or continued residence in Canada.
What is a two-step test?
WECHU only administers the TST if it is deemed medically necessary by a patient’s health care provider, and to those who are contacts of a case of infectious active TB disease.
People in Ontario who meet the following criteria are eligible for publicly-funded Tubersol:
Eligibility for OHIP-insured Tuberculin Skin Test (TST)
People in Ontario who meet the following criteria are eligible for publicly-funded Tubersol
BCG (Bacille Calmette-Guérin) is a vaccine for TB that is given in many countries. In Canada, it is only given to a small group of high risk people. BCG does not provide very much protection from TB disease.
You can ask your primary health care provider (e.g., family doctor) for a TST.
A TB skin test is also known as a tuberculin skin test (TST). It shows if you have been exposed to the TB germ and have it in your body. This test is also called a Mantoux test. It is not a vaccine. A TST is safe during pregnancy.
FAQs about Tuberculosis (TB) and TB testing for long term care and retirement homes.