Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious, usually curable, disease. It is estimated that TB killed nearly one-and-a-half million people in 2010. There are various ways you can be tested for TB, including skin and blood tests and also via a chest X-ray. This is a common private testing requirement for many VISA applications when travelling or working abroad outside of the EU.
Children are generally vaccinated against TB in the UK by having the Bacille Calmette–Guérin (BCG) vaccination as part of their national schedule of immunisations. You will need to have one of the internationally-accepted Mantoux skin tests before a BCG vaccination if you did not have this.
Whether a medical examination requirement for work/travelling abroad, or if you have been infected with the TB bacteria but are not showing any symptoms, then you may need screening for a latent TB infection. At Pall Mall Medical we offer different types of screening:
Why Choose us?
- Suitable for all ages
- 100% Patient confidentiality
- Same day appointments available
- No referral needed
- At your convenience
- Available at multiple locations
|BCG scar verification + certificate
(appointment also required at additional £70 with a GP)
|Quantiferon TB gold blood test + results
(appointment also required at additional £25)
|Mantoux TB Test
(2x visits are required for this test)
|Chest X-Ray + report
(a referral letter is required, Pall Mall Medical can provide this free of charge)