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Reporting TB Disease

Reporting TB Disease

"Each Health Care Provider knowing of or attending a case or suspect case of any of the diseases, infections or conditions listed in OAR 333-018-0015 [including Mycobacterium tuberculosis and M. bovis] shall report such cases as specified. Where no Health Care Provider is in attendance, any individual knowing of such as case shall report in a similar manner. Each Health Care Facility...may establish administrative procedures to ensure that every case is reported. Each Licensed Laboratory shall report test results as specified in OAR 333-018-0015."

TB Case Reporting in Orpheus

Reports should be made when any of the following is true:

  • TB is one of the primary differential diagnoses. This often occurs when:
    • Signs and symptoms of TB are present and/or
    • The patient has an abnormal chest x-ray consistent with TB or
    • The patient is started on multi-drug therapy for TB
  • When the patient has a positive culture for M. tuberculosis complex (e.g. M. tuberculosis, M. bovis, M. canetti, M. africanum)
  • When a pathology report is consistent with tuberculosis (e.g. caseating or non-caseating granuloma, necrotizing granuloma)

When a TB case is first reported, please open a case report in Orpheus and attach Chest X-ray/CT readings. Update the case record upon TB verification and case closure.

Reporting Deadlines

Local TB Resources

Communicable Disease Reporting

For more information on Communicable Disease Reporting, ACDP Communicable Disease reporting guidelines