• Surya Immediate Medical Care, PC • 1182 Troy Schenectady Rd • Latham, NY 12110
    Hours: Mon-Fri, 9-6; Sat, 9-12, Ph: 518-867-8080, x4

    Surya IMC is closed for Thanksgiving weekend from noon on Wednesday, 11/21/2018 through Sunday, 11/25/2018. We will reopen on Monday, 11/26/2018. Fall 2018: For those with flexible schedules, please note that weekday afternoons tend to be the LEAST busy (between 2 and 5).

PPD at Surya IMC ($25 Placement; Come Back in 2-3 days)

  1. Just walk in (no appointment needed).
  2. Complete one-page registration form.
  3. Make payment of $25 (cash/credit/debit).
  4. Receive PPD placement at forearm.
  5. Return in 48-72 hours (2-3 days) to have PPD read.
  6. Receive a record of PPD result.

Note: We do not place PPDs on Thursday afternoons.

Note: We also perform physicals for $100.

PPD Basics

The purified protein derivative (PPD, aka TB/Tuberculin/Mantoux Test) is used to test for tuberculosis.

A positive PPD (swelling at the injection site within 2-3 days) will indicate:

  1. Prior exposure to tuberculosis (or prior receipt of BCG vaccine)
  2. Most often, inactive infection (if any)

Individuals who have a positive PPD will require a chest x-ray to check for active infection.