Issue with the PPD Test required to Sub

Discussion in 'Substitute Teachers' started by Mommytoteacher, Apr 5, 2008.

  1. Mommytoteacher

    Mommytoteacher Rookie

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    Apr 5, 2008

    I'm in the process of applying to sub in NJ. One of the requirements is a Mantoux test.

    I took it and I got a positive. I immediately got a chest xray which showed I did not have tuberculosis. (THANK GOD):eek:

    However, now I don't know if I can ever teach. Apparently, I will always have a positive Mantoux test, because of dormant antibodies in my system.

    Will I ever be able to teach?:help: What proof do i need to provide the district I'm applying to? I'm very sad.
     
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  3. Tasha

    Tasha Phenom

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    Apr 5, 2008

    Usually a clear chest x-ray is proof enough. I think that you are asked to repeat the chest x-ray once a year, but that may vary by state. I know someone who had a positive test and they were cleared to teach as soon as the doctor signed off on the chest x-ray.
     
  4. Beth2004

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    A note from my doctor stating that I had a clear chest x-ray was fine for my current teaching position.
     

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