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PPD testing is employment related and not covered under health plans. Statcare accepts Health insurance for all other services. For a list, click here.

For PPD tests, we accept cash.

Insurances we accept for other services:

FAQ's

  1. Why choose Statcare Walk-in and Urgent Care Clinic of New York for PPD Testing?
  2. Is a tuberculosis skin test covered by my insurance?
  3. How expensive is it to get a Tb skin skin test done at Statcare?
  4. Do I need to bring any PPD forms?
  5. What is so special about a PPD Test?
  6. I got BCG Vaccine in my country. Will I test positive for PPD?
  7. Where is Statcare located in Astoria?
  8. What is a PPD test (Mantoux) for Tb Screening?
  9. Who needs to get tested with a PPD?
  10. How is a PPD done to screen for tuberculosis?
  11. How long will it take for me to get my PPD Form filled?
  12. How do you interpret a PPD test result as a positive PPD or a negative PPD?
  13. I have a positive PPD test. What does a positive PPD test result mean? Do I need a Chest X-Ray?
  14. I have had a positive TB test result in the past. Do I still need a PPD?
  15. What is a 2-step PPD? Is it called a two-step PPD or a 2-step PPD?
  16. At what interval do I need to come in for the second PPD test in a 2-step PPD Testing required by my school?
  17. How is a 2-step PPD read?
  18. If my 2-step PPD is positive, do I need a Chest X-Ray?
  19. Is there a specific PPD from for a 2-step PPD?

 


Why choose Statcare Walk-in and Urgent Care Clinic of New York for PPD Testing?
PPD testing needs 2 visits 48-72 hours apart. Statcare is open 7 days a week for PPD testing so you can get tested whenever it is convenient for you to come in all 7 days a week without having to worry whether the PPD test can be performed or read on a weekend. Statcare is open in the evenings till 8 PM on weekdays and 5 PM on weekends and all holidays. Statcare is never closed, 365 days a year. If your PPD test result is positive and you need a Chest X-Ray, you don't have to go anywhere else. Statcare is a full-service Urgent Care and we do all X-Rays On-Site all 7 days a week. No wonder all healthcare professionals count on Statcare - the PPD experts! Statcare is a CDC certified Travel Clinic that sees patients from all countries and understands issues with BCG vaccines and prevalence of Tuberculosis in those countries that may affect your test result interpretation. Statcare is USCIS Certified for Immigration medical exams and agreen card applicants from New York come to Statcare to get their PPD testing done. Statcare is a trusted name amongst nurses and hospital employees when it comes to PPD testing and annual pre-employment physicals. At Statcare, you never need an appointment- walk in and get your PPD test done today!


Is a tuberculosis skin test covered by my health insurance?
No. PPD is employment related and not covered under health insurance


How expensive is it to get a Tb skin skin test done at Statcare?
We have the most affordable PPD testing in all of New York City. $40 for both performing and reading the test.


Do I need to bring any PPD forms?
If your employer has a specific PPD form, bring it with you. Statcare has an industry standard PPD test certification form that we can fill up for you.


What is so special about a PPD Test?
Always choose Statcare for PPD Testing because it has to be done right. A special syringe has to be used to perform the test. The tuberculin has to be injected intradermally (within the layers of the skin); not subcutaneously (a very common mistake that gives erroneous results). Once you have it done incorrectly, you cannot change the fact that you were exposed to the PPD protein.


I got BCG Vaccine in my country. Will I test positive for PPD?
No. This is a very common mistake that will cost you your green card and US Citizenship.


Where is Statcare located in Astoria?
5 small blocks from Ditmars Blvd. Subway Station - the last stop on the N and Q trains. One block south of Ditmars Blvd. and one block west of Steinway Street in Astoria, NY. For directions, MTA Subway Information & MTA Bus Schedules click here.


What is a PPD test (Mantoux Test) for Tb Screening?
The Mantoux tuberculin skin test, commonly referred to as a TB Skin Test or a PPD Skin Test, is used to screen people for prior exposure to tuberculosis (TB). Tuberculosis is a bacterial infection that most commonly affects the lungs. The PPD test only determines whether you have been exposed to TB or not. It does not confirm that you have TB.


Who needs to get tested with a PPD?
Anyone whose employer or school or agency requires the PPD test will need Tb testing done. All nurses, all doctors, all healthcare workers, NYC DOH and NY State Employees, All Healthcare workers, Lab Personnel, Physical Therapists, Occupational therapists, counselors, dentists, Medical Students, Osteopath students, dental students, defense personnel, Nursing home and Adult home residents and Employees, Prison workers and anyone exposed to tuberculosis needs to get PPD testing done every year.


How is a PPD done to screen for tuberculosis?
A special fine needle (the smallest one) also called a PPD Syringe is used to inject 0.1 ml of PPD (tuberculin purified protein derivative) into the top layer of your forearm skin (intradermal injection). This site is examined at 48-72 hours for redness and induration (bump). The PPD test itself does not lead to scarring.


How long will it take for me to get my PPD Form filled?
When you return in 48 hours, your forearm will be checked and the form will be filled on the spot. You never have to wait.


How do you interpret a PPD test result as a positive PPD or a negative PPD?
A PPD test is positive if the bump formed at the site of the injection is a certain size. For more information, we recommend you visit the NYS DOH and CDC site for PPD Test related information.


I have a positive PPD test. What does a positive PPD test result mean? Do I need a Chest X-Ray?
PPD tests are interpreted as "positive PPD test" or "negative PPD test". The size of the induration (bump) under your skin is measured and recorded along with the details of the testing material and date/time. A positive PPD test means you have been exposed to Tuberculosis in the past. You will need a Chest X-Ray to screen you further for evidence of TB.


I have had a positive TB test result in the past. Do I still need a PPD?
No. Once yoga re positive for a PPD test, you should not get a repeat PPD testing done for the rest of your life. Statcare's PPD experts will help fill your forms depending on your situation as there are several options for positive PPD patients depending on age, duration and historical treatment of the positive PPD reaction. You will need to come in to discuss your situation with our PPD experts at Statcare. Again, no appointments need to be made, 7 days a week.


What is a 2-step PPD? Is it called a two-step PPD or a 2-step PPD?
2 Set PPD or a two-step PPD mean the same. A PPD is not a perfect screening test for TB and in about 20% of patients it can be falsely negative. A 2-step PPD skin test is done to ensure the risk of exposure to TB has been ascertained with more accuracy. A 2-step PPD drops this false negative rate to about 5%. However, if your employer does not require a 2-step PPD, there is no reason to do a two-step PPD.


At what interval do I need to come in for the second PPD test in a 2-step PPD Testing required by my school?
In 2-step tuberculin testing, a second PPD is injected within a week of the first PPD.


How is a 2-step PPD read?
A two-step PPD is read the same way as a 1-step PPD.


If my 2-step PPD is positive, do I need a Chest X-Ray.
Yes. You will need a Chest X-Ray if your 2-step PPD is positive.

Is there a specific PPD from for a 2-step PPD?
Yes. Statcare has the 2-step PPD form. If your school gives you a specific form to fill, bring it with you and Statcare will fill it out for you at the time of the visit itself.

Glossary:
PPD: Purified protein derivative standard;
PPD Test: TB skin test; Tuberculin skin test; Mantoux test. Used to screen for TB or exposure to Tuberculosis, a disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
2 Step PPD: A two-step PPD is done to establish exposure to TB with a higher degree of certainty (often done in healthcare workers such as those who work in nursing homes, labs and hospitals (doctors, nurses, home attendants etc.)
TB: Tuberculosis, a disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
2-step PPD: PPD testing that is done twice after a 1 week interval.
two-step PPD: Same as 2-step PPD.
Chest X-Ray: A radiograph of the chest. Two views are standard.
Tuberculin: The name of the protein in in the PPD Test.
PPD Syringe: A very small and thin (1mL) syringe used only for PPD testing.
USCIS: US Citizenship and Immigration Services.
CDC: Centers for Disease Control.