The USCIS recently announced that all patients 2 years of age and older will be required to have a blood test for tuberculosis (TB). Skin testing will no longer be accepted. We perform this new blood test (called Quantiferon) in our office, and the cost is included in the price of the adult examination.
The Quantiferon TB test takes 24 hours to perform, so you will be required to return after 2 business days to pick up your papers. If the blood test is abnormal or TB test is positive, you will need a chest x-ray before receiving your papers.