Screening Flowchart: Figure 1

Tuberculosis Screening for Applicants in Low Tuberculosis Burden Countries

Tuberculosis Screening for Applicants in Low Tuberculosis Burden Countries

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Title: “Tuberculosis Screening for Applicants in Low Tuberculosis Burden Countries”

    1. If “Tuberculosis Screening for Applicants 2 – 14 Years of Age in Low TB burden countries*”, then
      1. If “For all applicants 2 through 14 years of age in low tuberculosis burden countries”, then
        1. “Medical history”
        2. “Physical examination”
      2. If “For those with signs or symptoms of tuberculosis or known HIV infection”, then
        1. “IGRA”
        2. “Chest x-ray”
        3. “Three sputum smears and three cultures for M. tuberculosis
      3. If “For those with positive cultures”, then
        1. “Drug susceptibility testing”

* Tuberculosis screening for applicants 2 through 14 years of age in countries with a WHO-estimated tuberculosis disease incidence rate <20 cases per 100,000 population.

    1. If “Tuberculosis screening for applicants 15 years of age or older in low TB burden countries*”, then
      1. If “For all applicants ≥15 years of age in low tuberculosis burden countries”, then
        1. “Medical history”
        2. “Physical examination”
        3. “Chest x-ray”
      2. If “For those with chest x-ray suggestive of tuberculosis, or signs or symptoms of tuberculosis, or known HIV infection”, then
        1. “Three sputum smears and three cultures for M. tuberculosis
      3. If “For those with positive cultures”, then
        1. “Drug susceptibility testing”

* Tuberculosis screening for applicants ≥15 years of age in countries with a WHO-estimated tuberculosis disease incidence rate <20 cases per 100,000 population.