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The Tuberculosis (TB) Clinic at Public Health works to prevent and control the spread of tuberculosis in El Paso County through targeted testing and education. We provide accurate information about tuberculosis in addition to the following services:

  • We offer the TB interferon gamma release assay (IGRA) blood test in the form of
  • Quanitiferon-TB Gold (QFT) with a physician’s order.
  • We medically evaluate and treat people who have tuberculosis.
  • We medically evaluate people who have been in contact with others who have/had tuberculosis.

Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria usually attack the lungs, but TB bacteria can attack any part of the body such as the kidney, spine, and brain. If not treated properly, TB disease can be fatal. TB disease was once the leading cause of death in the United States.

Please note

Appointments are not required for the TB IGRA blood test. You may walk in to the Public Health Laboratory for a TB blood test (with a physician’s order in hand) Monday – Thursday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. TB IGRAs can NOT be done on Fridays. The Public Health Laboratory is located on the 2nd floor of the Citizens Services Center at 1675 West Garden of the Gods Road, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Below is a list of providers who may offer Tuberculin Skin Tests (TST) and/or IGRA TB Blood testing. Please contact the facility of your choice to discuss cost, accepted insurance plans (if applicable), scheduling, and to ensure they provide the service you require.

  • Any Lab Test Now; They offer a 20% discount if you tell them you were referred by El Paso County Public Health’s website or staff.
  • Urgent care providers such as UCHealth, King Soopers Little Clinic, Concentra, or CommonSpirit often offer TB testing services.
  • Your primary care provider may be able to order the test you need.

For Patients

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For Health Care Providers

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For Medical Providers

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To request a copy of your medical records, download the Medical Record Request Form.