• Surya Physicals, PC • 21 Everett Rd Extension • Entrance C • Albany, NY 12205
    Hours: Mon-Fri, 8-4; Sat, 9-12, Ph: (518) 867-8080

    Surya has relocated! Opened at 21 Everett Rd EXTENSION in mid-January. Please Note: Surya is closed the first 2 Mondays of February (6th and 13th).

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PPD (TB test) in Albany, NY

Efficient service in New York’s Capital Region for health care workers, medical device representatives, and caregivers:

  1. Click REGISTER/CHECK-IN to schedule an appointment same-day and up to 30 days in advance. Walk-ins are welcome.
  2. Make payment of $50 (cash/credit/debit).
  3. Receive PPD placement at forearm.
  4. Return in 48-72 hours (2-3 days) for PPD reading.
  5. Receive PPD record. If reading is positive, chest x-ray script can be provided.

Note: We do not place PPDs on Thursday afternoons.

Note: We also perform physicals for $150.

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.