All outpatient referrals to the Tuberculosis (TB) service are reviewed by the consultant.
In addition to conventional chest imaging, blood tests, Mantoux skin test, sputum induction, bronchoscopy and weekly BCG service.
Healthcare worker screening and exclusion of latent TB infection in potential recipients of systemic anti-biological therapy (e.g. anti-TNF-alpha agents) are important aspects of the TB service.
All patients on prophylaxis or full treatment are closely monitored for compliance and the emergence of potential side effects, including by DOT (Directly Observed Therapy) if necessary.