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TB Information and Resources

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Forms

See the Forms Page for these resources:


Investigative Guidelines

Lab

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 Enablers

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

Videophones may be used by Nurse Case Managers for DOT.


Patient Education

Check out our patient education materials for these resources:


Patient Community Resources

Housing

Substance Abuse

Food


Legal Interventions

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.


TB Training

There are many excellent web based TB trainings available on a variety of topics from the CDC and regional TB training centers.


Consultation Services

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.