The TB Program OHA provides clinical TB consultation, assistance with contact investigation, interpretation of TB related regulation and advice on TB infection control for the public and private sectors free of charge.
Contact the TB Program Nurse at 503-358-8516 or
TB@odhsoha.oregon.gov for assistance.
The Curry International Tuberculosis Center in San Francisco offers
Warmline Consultation Service. All calls are returned within 2 business days.
Clinical Laboratory Services and Information
Oregon State Public Health Laboratory performs TB diagnostic testing including
AFB smear and culture,
isolate identification and
drug susceptibility testing.
stipulates that culture isolates positive for
must be submitted to the OSPHL for drug susceptibility testing and genotyping.
Authorization is required to run GeneXpert on AFB negative specimens. Authorization for GeneXpert Negative Sputum Testing from OHA TB Program provides guidance on authorization and requirements.
Guidance on Interpreting Overgrowth of Cultures for M. tuberculosis (MTB)
Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
TB Case Management
Latent TB Infection (LTBI)
LTBI Treatment Form (pdf) (Revised 11/2018) (Used by correctional facilities to report LTBI treatment completion. Use by LPHAs is optional. Not intended for use in reporting contact investigation data.)