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Epi Profile Section 10 - Reporting Requirements


General Reporting Requirements:
www.dshs.texas.gov/idcu/disease/tb/faqs/#report

Texas laws affecting TB: www.dshs.texas.gov/idcu/disease/tb/reporting/

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 www.dshs.texas.gov/idcu/disease/tb/reporting/.

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 www.cdc.gov/tb/topic/basics/signsandsymptoms.htm [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: www.dshs.texas.gov/idcu/investigation/conditions/

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



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