TB Screening for International Students
To protect students’ health and safety and to ensure the continuity of students’ education, Michigan State University (MSU) requires all newly entering international students to complete TB screening at MSU. TB screening will be provided by the University Physician’s Office and the MSU Student Health Center during your orientation sessions. When you check in at the International Student Orientation, you will be given a date, time, and location for your TB screening. You must attend your assigned TB screening session. Failure to comply with the TB screening requirement will affect your ability to register and enroll. A $40.00 fee for TB screening will be billed to your student account.
Here is what will happen when you come for TB screening:
- - You will first meet with a staff person who will verify that you are in our electronic patient scheduling database, or enter you into the database if needed.
- - Next, you will be directed to a healthcare professional to have your blood drawn to complete a QuantiFERON-TB Gold blood test.
- - When the test is completed, the result will be entered into an electronic medical record where it will be reviewed by University Physician’s Office healthcare providers.
- - You will receive an e-mail reporting your test results, and if necessary, further instructions for scheduling a required follow-up appointment.
A few students may need further evaluation and possibly treatment. Most insurance policies will cover some or all of these costs. Please review your individual insurance policy to determine what specific services are covered. The University will help you arrange for any necessary follow-up testing or treatment. We want to reassure you that your immigration/student status will not be affected by the results of the screening process.
If you have any questions regarding TB screening, please email the University Physician’s Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. We want your experience at MSU to be healthy and educationally productive.