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Tuberculosis Control Branch

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​Provider Resources and ​​Tools

​Tuberculosis (TB) remains a significant public health challenge in California. The majority of cases of tuberculosis disease in California (86%) arises from progression of untreated latent TB Infection (LTBI). Over 2 million Californians have LTBI and most are unaware of their infection and untreated. This page contains provider resources and tools to help health care providers identify, test for, and treat latent tuberculosis infection and prevent active tuberculosis disease.

Table of Contents​

Background​

Testing Tools​

Treatment Tools

Additional Resources​ ​

Background 

Testing Tools

  • Risk Assessment Tools: Tools to use to screen asymptomatic adults and children for TB risk factors. The Self-Risk Assessment Tool can be used by patients to answer 4 yes/no questions to assess whether they should get a TB test.
  • Prevent TB in Four Steps: A Guide for Medical Providers (PDF)​: A clinical algorithm that outlines the basic steps in identifying individuals at risk and testing and treating patients with LTBI in a clinical setting.
  • How to Talk to Patients About LTBI - Adult​ (PDF) ​and Pediatric (PDF)
    • ​See related short videos geared towards primary care physicians modeling how to discuss with patients the most important points about TB risk and LTBI testing and treatment here.

Treatment Tools ​

Additional Resources 

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