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Reporting a TB Case or Suspect

Report A Tuberculosis (TB) Case or Suspect
Within 24-hours of either: A. Chest radiograph consistent with active TB
  B. Positive acid-fast smear or culture
  C. Initiating multiple-drug TB treatment

By Phone:

(714) 834-8790

By Fax:

(714) 834-7956

The Orange County Confidential Morbidity Report (CMR) form is used by providers to report a TB case or suspect.
Version CMR-TB, only for reporting tuberculosis (Download PDF) (7/2016)

Additional Services Available

Tuberculosis Controller: (714) 834-8243

Medical Consultation: (714) 834-8790

Diagnosis And Treatment:

  • Active and suspected active TB disease
  • Multi-drug resistant TB
  • Latent TB infection

TB Case Management/Nursing Consultation: (714) 834-8790

Public Health Nurse Case Management Diagnostic Services:

  • Tuberculin skin testing
  • Chest radiograph
  • Sputum collection for acid-fast smear, culture and sensitivities
  • Serum drug levels

Hospital Discharge Planning:

  • Coordinating medical follow-up
  • Addressing public health issues
  • Patient tracking and surveillance
  • TB treatment by directly observed therapy (required for all Orange County TB cases and suspects)

Laboratory Consultation: (714) 834-8385

Clinic Information:

1725 West 17th Street, Santa Ana, CA 92706
(714) 834-8717

California TB Guidelines:

California TB Controllers Association

Revised 08/30/2018