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Epi Profile Section 10 - Reporting Requirements

General Reporting Requirements:

Texas laws affecting TB:

Both TB disease or suspicion of disease, and TB infection are Notifiable Conditions reportable to your local or regional health department.

Reportable TB Disease or Suspicion of TB Disease - Reportable within one (1) working day. This includes the following: suspected tuberculosis disease pending final laboratory results; positive nucleic acid amplification tests; clinically or laboratory-confirmed tuberculosis disease; and all Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tb) complex including M. tuberculosis, M. bovis, M. africanum, M. canettii, M. microti, M. caprae, and M. pinnipedii. See rules and reporting information at

Reportable Tuberculosis Infection - Reportable within one (1) week to the local or regional health department. A diagnosis of a latent TB infection is NOT complete until the following criteria have been met:

  1. Positive tuberculin skin test (TST) with results written in millimeters and date read, or positive result from an FDA-approved Interferon-Gamma Release Assay (IGRA) test such as T-Spot® TB or QuantiFERON® - TB GOLD In-Tube Test; and
  2. Documentation that patient has no current signs or symptoms [CDC] of active tuberculosis disease [CDC]; and
  3. CXR results that are read as normal, or not consistent with TB; and
  4. There is no suspicion of active TB disease

Reporting details are found on the Notifiable Conditions website, which includes links to the reporting forms:

TB is reportable to the Local or Regional Health Department. A list of DSHS Regional Offices and local health departments can be found at: 

Table of Contents | An Overview of Tuberculosis in Texas | Distribution of Tuberculosis in Texas | Affected Populations | Case Diagnosis | Recent Transmission | Mortality | Risk Factors Associated with Tuberculosis | Drug Resistant TB | Targeted Testing | Reporting Requirements | References

Last updated June 25, 2019