Mon - Fri 8:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday and Sunday - CLOSED
102 Groves Estates Court P.O. Box 129
Sikeston, MO 63801

Tuberculosis Screening


Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease that is caused by a bacterium called mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria usually attack the lungs, but can attack other parts of the body such as the kidney, spine, and brain too. Two TB-related conditions exist: latent TB infection (LTBI) and TB disease (active).


TB skin testing is conducted by our Public Health Nurses at the Scott County Public Health Department for a fee. Individuals are required to return within 48-72 hours after receiving the skin test to have the test read. Follow up is conducted on all reactive skin tests. Individuals who test positive for TB may receive assistance with anti-tuberculosis medications.

Testing for Tuberculosis (TB) is available on a walk in basis on Tuesdays from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. You must return to the Health Department for results to be determined on the following Thursday after the medication was administered.