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Can I get a TB test while pregnant?

I am doing clinicals for my CNA and the guy at my school said he wasn't sure if they would do a TB test on a pregnant woman but he wasn't sure. I have found nothing online as to why they wouldn't do one while pregnant, but am waiting on a call back from my PCM. Have you had a TB test while pregnant? Do you know why they wouldn't want to do one?

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navy-wife

Asked by navy-wife at 1:18 PM on Mar. 17, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • I had one done for a job not too long ago...but I would double check with your doc.
    gettingfat89

    Answer by gettingfat89 at 1:23 PM on Mar. 17, 2009

  • I'm 29 weeks. He just called me back and said he doesn't reccomend them. Does anyone know why? I can't seem to find anything bad about them. I really need to finish my schooling before I have my baby.
    navy-wife

    Answer by navy-wife at 1:26 PM on Mar. 17, 2009

  • WOW! I wonder why my Doc told me it was okay then??? =S
    gettingfat89

    Answer by gettingfat89 at 1:36 PM on Mar. 17, 2009

  • Yes. My OB did one on me.
    mlregalado

    Answer by mlregalado at 1:46 PM on Mar. 17, 2009

  • I was in nursing school pg with dd and had to have one, theygave me a voucher to go to the health dept. but I had to have a dr note releasing me to be able to get it done, my Dr didnt think twice about signing it though.
    AK_aries

    Answer by AK_aries at 1:47 PM on Mar. 17, 2009

  • My first prenatal appointment I was given one...so I'm sure its fine.
    WannabeMommy87

    Answer by WannabeMommy87 at 2:13 PM on Mar. 17, 2009

  • i HAD 2 DONE WHEN i WAS PREGNANT WITH MY FIRST AND HE IS JUST FINE. MY MOM GAVE ME THE SECOND ONE SINCE SHE IS A NURSE AND I KNOW SHE WOULD NEVER DO ANYTHING THAT WOULD HURT MY SON OR ME.
    jombmomi

    Answer by jombmomi at 3:34 PM on Mar. 17, 2009

  • i had one done before my youngest was born...I never did go back though to have it checked b/c it was fine..lol..oops. but yeah i had one done. now whether your supposed to or not..who knows. lol
    stayathomehero

    Answer by stayathomehero at 7:37 PM on Mar. 17, 2009

  • You can get one done while pregnant. I opted not to because needles made me pass out and I didn't want the passing out to hurt the baby. I just got a wavier from my ob stating why I didn't want it done during pregnancy.
    awallace07

    Answer by awallace07 at 2:50 PM on Mar. 20, 2009

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