San Francisco Tuberculosis Control
The mission of the San Francisco Tuberculosis (TB) Control Section is to control, prevent, and finally eliminate tuberculosis in San Francisco by providing compassionate, equitable, and supportive care of the highest quality to all persons affected by this disease.
HEALTH ADVISORY as of June 20, 2019: Nationwide Shortage of Tuberculin Skin Test Antigens: CDC Recommendations for Patient Care and Public Health Practice
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is anticipating a 3 to 10-month nationwide shortage of APLISOL®, one of two purified-protein derivative (PPD) tuberculin antigens licensed by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to perform tuberculin skin tests.
For further information to prevent a decrease in TB testing capability due to the expected shortage of APLISOL®, please refer to this document.
If you are experiencing a shortage in PPD solution, please download the PPD Shortage Form and fax to the SFDPH TB Prevention and Control Program at (628) 206-4565.