TB Reporting

What to Report

Both clinically suspected and laboratory confirmed tuberculosis disease are to be reported.

  • Cases of both pulmonary and extrapulmonary disease should be reported to IDPH within one working day.
  • Latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) is not reportable in Iowa, however IDPH does provide medication to treat LTBI to prevent progression to disease.

IDPH provides medication free of charge to treat both LTBI and TB disease. Click here for information on prescription services.

How to Report

TB Control Program
Phone: (515) 281-8636 or (515) 281-7504
24/7 disease reporting telephone hotline: 800-362-2736

Specimen Submission

Clinical specimens should be submitted to State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa
UI Research Park - Coralville
Iowa City, IA 52242-5002
Phone: 319-335-4500 or 1-800-421-IOWA (4692)
Fax: 319-335-4555

Code Citations: Various TB Iowa Admin. Code & Iowa Code References