Tuberculosis is a debilitating bacterial disease of the lungs.
TB is easily detectable through a blood draw (T-Spot) or a skin test (PPD) - and is treatable with antibiotics. T-Spot is the mandated method for all foreign-born students when they first arrive at UALR. PPD is acceptable for all other students.
The PPD is not given on Thursdays since it must be read 48 - 72 hours after being given. Giving the test on Thursday would require it be read on Saturday or Sunday, and Health Services is closed on the weekends. The T-Spot’s can be drawn any day Monday - Friday.
PPD Cost: $7.00
T-SPOT (blood draw) Cost: $45.00
Free screening and information, anytime, usually no wait.
A five minute urine screening for pregnancy is available initially at no charge. Results are reliable two weeks after conception.