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Patient Care and Case Management

Consultation Services

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 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

The Oregon State Public Health Laboratory performs TB diagnostic testing including QuantiFERON, AFB smear and culture, GeneXpert MTB/RIF, isolate identification and drug susceptibility testing.

OAR 333-018-0018 stipulates that culture isolates positive for Mycobacterium tuberculosis 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)