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Immigrants and expats

Have you been referred by the immigration and naturalisation service (IND) for a tuberculosis (TB) test? Not everyone needs to take a tuberculosis test.

Take your passport or ID card and the completed form 'Referral form TB test' with you when you visit the GGD (Public Health Service of Amsterdam). After the test has been administered, the GGD will fill in the rest of the form and send it to the IND.

  • Have you arrived from a country where tuberculosis (TB) is widespread?
    The examination consists of a lung photo. Are you from one of these countries? (see the list below). Then you will have a second appointment for a tuberculosis skin test in 4 weeks. This survey is free.

Countries with incidence > 200 / 100,000

Immigrants are eligible for LTBI screening

Angola

Bangladesh

Botswana

Burma

Cambodia

Central-African Republic

Congo-Brazzaville

Congo-D.R.-Kinshasa

Djibouti

Ellice Islands

Equatorial Guinea

In Swaziland

Philippines

Gabon

Guinee-Bissau

India

Indonesia

Kenya

Lesotho

Liberia

Madagascar

Mongolie

Mozambique

Myanmar

Namibia

Nigeria

North Korea

Pakistan

Papua New Guinea

Sierra Leone

Somalia

Tanzania

Uganda

Zambia

Zimbabwe

South Africa

  • Does my child need to be tested?
    Children under the age of 18 will be tested by means of a tuberculin skin test (Mantoux test). This test can reveal whether your child has been infected with the tuberculosis bacteria. You will need to return to the tuberculosis department two or three days later. The tuberculin skin test can then be assessed by the GGD official. The test is not dangerous.
  • What are the costs?
    - Since March 1th, a fee will be charged.
    - If further medical examination or treatment is necessary, the customer / patient claims the costs on their insurance. Further medical examination and treatment of children below 18 years of age are free of charge if they are insured by a Dutch Health insurance.