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Reporting Requirements

General information

Tuberculosis is a reportable disease, as mandated by Title 17 California Code of Regulations (CCR)

Active Tuberculosis Disease

All confirmed or suspected cases of active TB disease must be reported by phone and/or fax within 1 working day to TB Control

Phone: (650) 573-2346
Fax: (650) 573-2919

Do not wait for lab results to confirm the diagnosis prior to reporting

For faxed reports use the Confidential Morbidity Report - TB (CMR-TB).  Please fill out the entire CMR-TB (completely as possible).

Latent Tuberculosis Infection

Report by fax or mail within 1 week to TB Control

(650) 573-2919

San Mateo County Health
TB Control Program
225 37th Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94403

Which cases of LTBI need to be reported?

  • All cases of LTBI found through immigration status adjustment (those completing the I-693 form found to have LTBI; see more information in Civil Surgeon Section).
  • Recent TST converters (patients with a tuberculin skin test (TST) that converts from negative to positive within 2 years).
  • Recent TB blood test converters (patients with a TB blood test that converts from negative to positive within 2 years).
  • All children up to 5 years of age who test positive on the tuberculin skin test or TB blood test.
  • New cases of LTBI identified as part of a contact investigation.

Report after the chest x-ray results are known using the Confidential Morbidity Report - TB (CMR-TB).

NOTE: Report to the Public Health Department in the county where the patient lives.