TB Information and Resources
See the Forms Page for these resources:
The Oregon State Public Health Laboratory provides information on TB diagnostic testing including QFT, smear, culture, genetic probe and drug susceptibility testing and timeframe for availability of test results.
Per OARS 333-018-0018 culture positive isolates must be submitted to the OPHL for susceptibility and genotyping.
Case Management and Contact Investigation Tools
Directly Observed Therapy (DOT) Tools
Directly Observed Therapy (DOT) Trainings
Information on B Waiver Notifications and Follow-Up
Incentives and enabler funding is available to all local health departments to assist with case management. Requests will be prioritized as indicated in the below protocol.
Videophones may be used by Nurse Case Managers for DOT.
Check out our patient education materials for these resources:
Patient Community Resources
Resources for basic guidance on understanding the process involved with implementing legal orders for TB suspects, cases and contacts. Sample letters and documentation is included. Oregon specific guidelines are contained in the Oregon Isolation and Quarantine Bench Book.
There are many excellent web based TB trainings available on a variety of topics from the CDC and regional TB training centers.
The TB Program offers consultation services to all local health departments on contact investigations; the medical management of TB suspects, cases and those infected with TB; nurse case management and infection control. Contact us for details.
The Curry International Tuberculosis Center in San Francisco offers a "Warmline" for TB case consultation. All calls are returned within 24 hours.