Southeast Missouri State University

Beginning October 2013, Missouri Senate Bill 197 requires new students attending any college or university in the State of Missouri be screened for Tuberculosis (TB). The screening must follow the Center for Disease Control protocols that screen individuals based upon their time outside the United States, and their possible exposure to TB, or those who are likely to have come in contact with someone who has TB. The legislation requires colleges and universities to place a hold on a student’s registration if they do not complete the Tuberculosis screening within their first semester at a Missouri college or University.

Any student answering yes to one of the following questions on the TB Screening Questionnaire is required by Missouri law to be physically tested for Tuberculosis with either a Tuberculin Skin Test (TST) or PPD, or Interferon Gamma Release Assays (IGRAs). IGRAS are blood tests that must be used to test for TB on anyone who has lived outside the US for more than 1 month. TSTs may not be reliable if any International student ever received BCG vaccine in the past. BCG vaccine is commonly used in many countries outside the US to prevent TB. IGRA tests include T-Spot and Quantiferon TB Gold. All new, incoming International students at Southeast are screened with a blood test (Quantiferon TB Gold).

  1. Have you ever been sick with tuberculosis?
  2. Have you ever had a positive PPD, TB Quantiferon test, or T-SPOT?
  3. Were you born in, or have you lived, worked or visited for more than one month in any of the following: Asia, Africa, South America, Central America or Eastern Europe?
  4. Have you had HIV infection, AIDS, diabetes, leukemia, lymphoma or a chronic immune disorder?
  5. Are you or have you been a health care worker?
  6. Have you ever lived, worked, or volunteered in any homeless shelter, prison, jail, hospital or drug rehabilitation unit, nursing home or residential health care facility?
  7. Have you been in close contact with someone who has or had active TB?

A student answering no to all these questions is considered to have been effectively screened and no further action is needed.

A student answering yes to any of the statements is required to complete a medical test at Campus Health Clinic in Crisp Hall, in order to be further screened for Tuberculosis. If the student can provide documentation of TB testing done within the past calendar year in the US, and can provide copy of that test to Campus Health Clinic, the screening will be waived.

TB Screening Alternative Login

If you are experiencing problems with your login to the TB screening via the Southeast portal, you can use the link below to access the same screening process and complete the required TB screening.
TB Screening Login

Additional Information

Additional information may be found on the following websites:

The Legislation for the TB screening
Information on TB from the Center for Disease Control

Hours of Operation

REGULAR HOURS
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday

CLOSED Saturday and Sunday

(The clinic will follow the University Calendar)

SUMMER AND WINTER BREAK
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

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