Update on TB Solutions Availability

We have received a number of calls about the nationwide shortage of Purified Protein Derivative (PPD) solution for Tuberculosis (TB) testing.  The following information was obtained from Jane Moore, the Virginia Department of Health’s Director of the TB Control Program, in response to our request for an update on the availability of solutions for testing:

According to information supplied by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Tubersol is back in supply and can be ordered as described below.  We have removed all restrictions for use of PPD solution by local health departments.  There may continue to be some variability in the supply as things normalize with the backlog, but I think we will see rapid improvement in supplies.
 
“TUBERSOL” Diagnostic Antigen 10-test vials are available to be ordered immediately on VaccineShoppe.com or by contacting Sanofi Pasteur directly at: 1-800-VACCINE (1-800-822-2463). TUBERSOL Diagnostic Antigen 10-dose vials will also be available through wholesalers and distributors as inventories are replenished. TUBERSOL Diagnostic Antigen 50-test vials are presently unavailable until late May 2013.”