Information for International Students about Tuberculosis Testing
International students are required by Indiana law to be tested for tuberculosis, or TB, in the United States before beginning classes at Ball State University.
Testing will be done during orientation before classes begin. The preferred test is a blood test called an interferon-gamma release assay.
The test used at Ball State is called the T-spot and is not affected by Tuberculosis vaccination, or BCG. The cost of the test is $70. This cost must be billed to your bursar account. Students who have a positive test will be required to have additional evaluation before starting classes.
If you have had a TB skin test performed in the United States within 1 year and you have not traveled abroad since that time, documentation of this would be accepted as well.
The complete policy for TB testing can be found here.