Definition of 9) The term “blood-based tuberculosis test


9) The term “blood-based tuberculosis test means and include any blood-based test that is approved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for detecting tuberculosis infection. [(9)] (10) The term “tuberculosis examination” shall mean and include the administration, and reading between 48 and 72 hours of administration, of a skin test or the administration of a blood-based tuberculosis test and, if there is a significant reaction to the skin test or if the blood-based test is positive, the administration and reading of a chest x-ray within 14 days of the reading of a significant reaction to the skin test or the receipt of the positive blood-based test result. * * * (c) If, during the 14 day period specified in subsection (b) above, the person in parental relation to the new entrant child can furnish a certificate of tuberculosis examination showing a significant reaction to the skin test or a positive blood-based tuberculosis test result but no reading of a chest x-ray, the new entrant child may continue to attend school for an additional 14 days. If, during said additional 14 day period, the person in parental relation to the new entrant child does not furnish a certificate of tuberculosis examination showing a reading of a chest x-ray, the principal or person in charge of the school shall exclude said new entrant child from continued school attendance until such time as a complete certificate is furnished. * * * (f)(1) By October 30th of each year the principal or person in charge of a secondary school shall file with the Department’s Bureau of Tuberculosis Control a report, covering the period of September 1 to October 15 of that year, which shall include: * * * (ii) the number of new entrants, by age group and country of birth, who fulfilled the requirements of this section, including the number of such children with negative skin or blood-based tuberculosis tests and the number with [significant reaction skin] positive skin or blood-based tuberculosis tests with both