Immigration Voice - Forums
Register Get Involved Contact Lawmakers Advocacy Discussion Image Image Image Image

Go Back   Immigration Voice > I-485, EAD/AP application, renewal and related > Medical exams and related issues
Click to log in with Facebook
Medical exams and related issues All issues related to medical exams for 485 filing.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #46 (permalink)  
Old 07-24-2007, 09:47 PM
Senior Member
Priority Date
:
Apr-04
Category
:
EB3
I140 Mailed Date
:
Chargeability
:
United Kingdom
Processing Stage
:
I485 Mailed Date
:
06/01/2007
Compare
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 800
franklin has much to be proud of franklin has much to be proud of franklin has much to be proud of franklin has much to be proud of franklin has much to be proud of franklin has much to be proud of franklin has much to be proud of franklin has much to be proud of franklin has much to be proud of franklin has much to be proud of
Default True but...

Quote:
Originally Posted by powershot
you decided not to take medicine because of side effect but you may have another side effect. People will be scared of you. If they know your real name, they may avoid any contact with you for sack of their family's health. 20mm mark is not a joke even if you are from India. Most of people are in this forum are from india and had bcg in past but majority have negative result with less than 10-15 mm mark. You can star a poll and find yourself. You should be serious if u got 20 mm mark. You may not have active tb but as you get older it may become active that's why they recommend this preventive medication. <35 is the right age to take this preventive medication. For sake of your family and people around you, go and consult some specialist.
TB is a serious disease that if acquired, should be treated seriously. However, a positive skin test (albeit fairly severe) does NOT mean you have TB. It can either be caused by the BCG vaccination (that the majority of the world's youth are given, it isn't just India - pow, another myth busted!) or more importantly, can show that you have been exposed at some point to the TB bacteria. It doesn't mean you have TB period. In this poster's case, he had a negative chest XRay that proved that he didn't have it.

However - if there IS a latent infection, it should be treated. It is a deadly disease that kills millions each year that is curable.


To the poster asking about the Quanteferon TB test. I am fairly surprised that a USCIS licensed civil surgeon administered this. Although a much more advanced and reliable test for TB, the ppd skin test is the one that is on the forms that the doctors sign have been completed.
__________________
Northern California State Chapter

Got Green but still working at IV
Bookmark and Share Compare Reply With Quote


  #47 (permalink)  
Old 07-24-2007, 09:51 PM
Senior Member
Priority Date
:
Apr-04
Category
:
EB3
I140 Mailed Date
:
Chargeability
:
United Kingdom
Processing Stage
:
I485 Mailed Date
:
06/01/2007
Compare
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 800
franklin has much to be proud of franklin has much to be proud of franklin has much to be proud of franklin has much to be proud of franklin has much to be proud of franklin has much to be proud of franklin has much to be proud of franklin has much to be proud of franklin has much to be proud of franklin has much to be proud of
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sodh
I am not a health care profesional but I know one thing that if you take BCG you have what you call passive TB. Where are you Pascal may be you can help.
No having a BCG and having the TB antibodies as a result does not equal having latent TB. The ppd test, however, is unable to distinguish between the 2.

Having a BCG could cause a false positive, but in itself, does not cause latent TB
__________________
Northern California State Chapter

Got Green but still working at IV
Bookmark and Share Compare Reply With Quote


  #48 (permalink)  
Old 07-24-2007, 10:53 PM
Senior Member
Priority Date
:
Apr-04
Category
:
N/A
I140 Mailed Date
:
Chargeability
:
Processing Stage
:
I-140
I485 Mailed Date
:
Compare
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 158
sodh is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by franklin
No having a BCG and having the TB antibodies as a result does not equal having latent TB. The ppd test, however, is unable to distinguish between the 2.

Having a BCG could cause a false positive, but in itself, does not cause latent TB
Thanks for the clarification.
Bookmark and Share Compare Reply With Quote


  #49 (permalink)  
Old 07-24-2007, 10:55 PM
Member
Priority Date
:
Jan-06
Category
:
EB2
I140 Mailed Date
:
Chargeability
:
Philippines
Processing Stage
:
I-485
I485 Mailed Date
:
Compare
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 29
dante1271 is on a distinguished road
Default Just get x-ray. All will be fine.

I was PPD positive because of BCG vaccine (philippines) and advised by doctor to get XRAY . It came out fine... Doctor released the signed exam result 2 days later with no problem. It depends on the doctor you choose.
Bookmark and Share Compare Reply With Quote


  #50 (permalink)  
Old 07-24-2007, 11:40 PM
Junior Member
Priority Date
:
Jun-06
Category
:
EB3
I140 Mailed Date
:
Chargeability
:
India
Processing Stage
:
I-485
I485 Mailed Date
:
Compare
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 5
reve23 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by franklin
To the poster asking about the Quanteferon TB test. I am fairly surprised that a USCIS licensed civil surgeon administered this. Although a much more advanced and reliable test for TB, the ppd skin test is the one that is on the forms that the doctors sign have been completed.
Hmmm...seems like this is only Arizona specific. The laws may have changed recently in AZ. I know the civil surgeons have to report positive PPDs to County Health and maybe the county has started mandating QuantiFERON tests for all those who tested positive. Don't know this for sure...just conjecture.

Last edited by reve23; 07-25-2007 at 02:07 AM.
Bookmark and Share Compare Reply With Quote


  #51 (permalink)  
Old 07-25-2007, 12:08 AM
Senior Member
Priority Date
:
Apr-04
Category
:
N/A
I140 Mailed Date
:
Chargeability
:
Processing Stage
:
I-140
I485 Mailed Date
:
Compare
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 158
sodh is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by reve23
Hmmm...seems like this is only Arizona specific. The laws may have changed recently in AZ. I know the civil surgeons have to report positive PPDs to County Health and maybe the county has started mandating QuantiFERON tests for all those who tested positive. Don't know this for sure...just a conjecture.
That does not mean you have to take the course.
Bookmark and Share Compare Reply With Quote


  #52 (permalink)  
Old 07-25-2007, 12:14 AM
Senior Member
Priority Date
:
Apr-04
Category
:
N/A
I140 Mailed Date
:
Chargeability
:
Processing Stage
:
I-140
I485 Mailed Date
:
Compare
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 158
sodh is on a distinguished road
Default

Tell me how many people smoked for past six months, you will get a white patch when you take your X-ray but ask the X-ray technician to take your picture with you bend in front of the X-ray machine and check the results.
Bookmark and Share Compare Reply With Quote


  #53 (permalink)  
Old 07-25-2007, 01:56 AM
Junior Member
Priority Date
:
Feb-04
Category
:
EB2
I140 Mailed Date
:
Chargeability
:
Processing Stage
:
Labor Certification
I485 Mailed Date
:
Compare
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 23
ysnraju is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by thescadaman
Hello everyone,

I got my TB skin test solution in my forearm on Friday evening. I have to visit the Doctor again on Monday to show them my forearm for the result. There is a mild swell on my arm today (30 hours) and I am thinking the skin test is going to be positive. My Doctor warned me before we started all this. He told me people from India sometimes show positive on Mantoux test and they usually get an X-Ray and then TB is declared negative after that. He told me it takes a week to finish the X-Ray process.

I am wondering if they are any members who had a positive TB Skin test and had to get their X-Ray done. Why does this procedure take 1 full week? How long did it take for you? Any more inputs on what to do? is this a big deal?

Note: I was not sure if a thread existed for such questions. Hence, I started a new one. Moderators, feel free to move my question to the relevant thread if it exists.
First file I485 without medicals See
http://www.murthy.com/nflash/nf_072307.html
2. I-485s will be processed even if there are no medical reports included with the I-485 filing and the USCIS will only issue an RFE later, when processing the case.

Then you can follow-up what to do next
Bookmark and Share Compare Reply With Quote


  #54 (permalink)  
Old 07-25-2007, 02:05 AM
Junior Member
Priority Date
:
Jun-06
Category
:
EB3
I140 Mailed Date
:
Chargeability
:
India
Processing Stage
:
I-485
I485 Mailed Date
:
Compare
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 5
reve23 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sodh
That does not mean you have to take the course.
I know the medication is just recommended, but my doctor will not give me the final sign off unless I take the INH therapy. Plus, with the blood test results on my I-693, I am bound to get a RFE from USCIS anyway.
Bookmark and Share Compare Reply With Quote


  #55 (permalink)  
Old 07-25-2007, 09:27 AM
Senior Member
Priority Date
:
Apr-04
Category
:
N/A
I140 Mailed Date
:
Chargeability
:
Processing Stage
:
I-140
I485 Mailed Date
:
Compare
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 158
sodh is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by reve23
I know the medication is just recommended, but my doctor will not give me the final sign off unless I take the INH therapy. Plus, with the blood test results on my I-693, I am bound to get a RFE from USCIS anyway.
Then file your I-485 without I-693, and continue with the course, by the time you get RFE you will be done with INH therapy.
Bookmark and Share Compare Reply With Quote


  #56 (permalink)  
Old 07-25-2007, 09:29 AM
Member
Priority Date
:
Mar-04
Category
:
EB3
I140 Mailed Date
:
02/24/2006
Chargeability
:
Canada
Processing Stage
:
I-140+I-485
I485 Mailed Date
:
06/28/2007
Compare
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 45
Dakota Newfie is a glorious beacon of light Dakota Newfie is a glorious beacon of light Dakota Newfie is a glorious beacon of light Dakota Newfie is a glorious beacon of light Dakota Newfie is a glorious beacon of light
Default Different Criteria

Although my TB skin test was positive by "medical standards" (3 mm induration), it was negative by USCIS standards (i.e. less than 5 mm). However,, I went through the motions anyway and had a chest x-ray done which was negative. Five millimeters is a very big bump so be sure it is truly "positive" before going further!
Bookmark and Share Compare Reply With Quote


  #57 (permalink)  
Old 07-25-2007, 09:56 AM
Senior Member
Priority Date
:
Nov-03
Category
:
EB2
I140 Mailed Date
:
12/12/2005
Chargeability
:
India
Processing Stage
:
I-485
I485 Mailed Date
:
06/27/2007
Compare
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 115
aquarianf is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by franklin
TB is a serious disease that if acquired, should be treated seriously. However, a positive skin test (albeit fairly severe) does NOT mean you have TB. It can either be caused by the BCG vaccination (that the majority of the world's youth are given, it isn't just India - pow, another myth busted!) or more importantly, can show that you have been exposed at some point to the TB bacteria. It doesn't mean you have TB period. In this poster's case, he had a negative chest XRay that proved that he didn't have it.

However - if there IS a latent infection, it should be treated. It is a deadly disease that kills millions each year that is curable.


To the poster asking about the Quanteferon TB test. I am fairly surprised that a USCIS licensed civil surgeon administered this. Although a much more advanced and reliable test for TB, the ppd skin test is the one that is on the forms that the doctors sign have been completed.

Are you a doctor? What he suggested the poster is to contact the doctor/specialist and decide. Anyway, I will be reluctant to have my kids to be in contact with people who have positive ppd with mark larger than 20mm. There is no guarantee that whether this mark is because of BCG or some sort of passive TB. Here point is in case if it is some minor tb than there are chances that it may become active in future if preventive care is not taken. Chest x-ray will only shows active tb. It may not show some minor form of tb.
Bookmark and Share Compare Reply With Quote


  #58 (permalink)  
Old 07-25-2007, 10:01 AM
Senior Member
Priority Date
:
Nov-03
Category
:
EB2
I140 Mailed Date
:
12/12/2005
Chargeability
:
India
Processing Stage
:
I-485
I485 Mailed Date
:
06/27/2007
Compare
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 115
aquarianf is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dakota Newfie
Although my TB skin test was positive by "medical standards" (3 mm induration), it was negative by USCIS standards (i.e. less than 5 mm). However,, I went through the motions anyway and had a chest x-ray done which was negative. Five millimeters is a very big bump so be sure it is truly "positive" before going further!
5mm-10mm is normal specially for Indian but 20mm or greater should talk to their family physician.
Bookmark and Share Compare Reply With Quote


  #59 (permalink)  
Old 07-25-2007, 10:06 AM
Senior Member
Priority Date
:
Nov-03
Category
:
EB2
I140 Mailed Date
:
12/12/2005
Chargeability
:
India
Processing Stage
:
I-485
I485 Mailed Date
:
06/27/2007
Compare
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 115
aquarianf is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by reve23
I know the medication is just recommended, but my doctor will not give me the final sign off unless I take the INH therapy. Plus, with the blood test results on my I-693, I am bound to get a RFE from USCIS anyway.
If you start the medication and get the letter from a doctor who will monitor you (you may have to visit doctor monthly or whatever interval doctor says if you start this medication) then I don't think so that USCIS civil surgen should have any problem ti sign the papers. In fact you may ask USCIS doctor to become your PCP and to monitor you. Anyway they will not have much immigration related case after July.
Bookmark and Share Compare Reply With Quote


  #60 (permalink)  
Old 07-25-2007, 10:45 AM
Senior Member
Priority Date
:
Oct-02
Category
:
EB3
I140 Mailed Date
:
05/15/2006
Chargeability
:
India
Processing Stage
:
I-485
I485 Mailed Date
:
06/05/2007
Compare
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 104
varshadas has a spectacular aura about varshadas has a spectacular aura about
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by thescadaman
Hello everyone,

I got my TB skin test solution in my forearm on Friday evening. I have to visit the Doctor again on Monday to show them my forearm for the result. There is a mild swell on my arm today (30 hours) and I am thinking the skin test is going to be positive. My Doctor warned me before we started all this. He told me people from India sometimes show positive on Mantoux test and they usually get an X-Ray and then TB is declared negative after that. He told me it takes a week to finish the X-Ray process.

I am wondering if they are any members who had a positive TB Skin test and had to get their X-Ray done. Why does this procedure take 1 full week? How long did it take for you? Any more inputs on what to do? is this a big deal?

Note: I was not sure if a thread existed for such questions. Hence, I started a new one. Moderators, feel free to move my question to the relevant thread if it exists.
DOnot know why they take so long for it..but x-ray is fast and it is common for indians to have this kind of reaction. They willt ake x-ray and clear you. But X-ray is quick if done with the same doctor. think should take you 30 minutes extra for the entire thing.
Bookmark and Share Compare Reply With Quote


Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
485 RFE for TB Skin Test jonty_11 Immigrant Visa 3 05-14-2009 05:27 PM
RFE for SKIN Test srarao Medical exams and related issues 17 07-22-2008 12:03 AM
RFE for i-485, skin test srarao Receipt tracker of 485, EAD and AP applications 2 07-22-2008 12:02 AM
positive skin test with negative x-ray inh-medication Medical exams and related issues 9 08-15-2007 10:33 PM
TB skin test positive -Xray negative but on medicines. augustus Retrogression, priority dates and Visa bulletins 5 06-24-2007 10:43 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:48 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
(c)ImmigrationVoice.org