- Patients who are suspected of having active or latent tuberculosis should be referred to this clinic.
- Patients who need evaluation to satisfy immigration requirements will be referred by immigration authorities and health care worker screening is initiated by respective staff health managers.
Patients or treating doctors may ring the numbers provided on this page to initiate a referral. Supportive documentation including test results, xrays and scans should be brought if available and referral letters are appreciated.
Referrals may be made by phone to this clinic. If the matter is deemed urgent, for example if the patient is deemed likely to be infectious, the on call respiratory physician can be contacted through switchboard at Royal North Shore Hospital.
Apart from tuberculin skin tests management at the clinic is currently a free service.
The Tuberculin Skin Test (TST), also known as a Mantoux test, is used to assess whether a person has been infected with the tuberculosis (TB) bacteria. Please click here to read more about it and how you can fill out a form to make an appointment to get this test done.
Health Care Worker (HCW) and HCW students are now able to have an interferon gamma release immunoassay (IGRA) blood test as routine occupational TB screening via their GP as per NSW Health policy directive PD2018_009 . Positive IGRA results are followed up free of charge by a specialist TB physician at a TB chest clinic.
BCG vaccination is done monthly at RNS TB chest clinic. Requests are managed online by NSW Health . Please read these instructions carefully before submitting a request.