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Health care providers are required by the Washington state law (RCW 70.28.010) to report suspected cases of active TB to the TB control program within one day. Culture confirmation is not required before reporting the case . We request that health care providers contact the TB control program when empiric treatment for active TB is considered. If the TB patient is managed by a community medical provider, the TB control program will request a status report at least every 3 months (WAC 246-100-211). Positive results of a tuberculin skin test or blood tests (e.g., QuantiFERON, TSpot TB) do not need to be reported or referred.

To report cases of tuberculosis, call the Public Health - Seattle & King County TB Control Program at 206-744-4579.