BCG Scar Identification

Our BCG Scar Check Service is designed to assess the presence of a BCG scar, which is an indication of a prior Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccination to protect against tuberculosis (TB).

We offer this service both in our clinic in Winchester and as a convenient video call appointment.

A BCG scar identification is needed for some in high-risk occupations such as healthcare workers, laboratory personnel, and those working in close contact with vulnerable populations. 

Some countries require proof of BCG vaccination for entry, and a scar check can provide the necessary evidence.

 

Book a BCG Scar Identification Appointment

Your appointment with our trained health professional will last up to 15 minutes.

Our BCG Scar Check Service involves a trained healthcare professional taking a vaccination history and physically checking the arm for a scar to see whether that person has received the BCG vaccination.

  • This service is suitable for all patients over 18+ years of age
  • If a scar is visible, you will be provided with a certificate to confirm the presence of the BCG mark
  • If a scar is not visible, advice will be provided on the next steps.

Please select a date and time from the calendar, enter your details and confirm your appointment.

If you require a video appointment then please call the clinic on 01962 798580.

Book your BCG Scar Check appointment with us today and ensure peace of mind regarding your BCG vaccination status.

£45 including assessment and certificate.

Book a BCG Scar Identification Check Appointment
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Safe, private clinic

Our beautiful award-winning clinic is in the centre of Winchester and we look forward to welcoming you. Keeping you and others safe is our priority and so if you are unwell, please let us know in advance and we will make appropriate arrangements.

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Trained clinicians

Your appointment will be with a trained clinician in one of our private consultation rooms at our clinic in Winchester. This service cannot be performed by individuals who have not obtained the appropriate accreditation.

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Your appointment

During your appointment, our qualified healthcare professional will assess the presence of a BCG scar. They will carefully examine the area where the BCG vaccine was administered to determine if a scar is present and take a picture for the records.

About this service

During your BCG Scar Check appointment, our qualified healthcare professional will:

  • Assess the presence of a BCG scar by  carefully examining the area where the BCG vaccine was administered to determine if a scar is present.

  • If a scar is present, you will receive a confirmation report, which serves as evidence of prior BCG vaccination. This can be helpful for occupational health requirements or travel purposes. The confirmation letter will be sent to you electronically immediately after the appointment.

  • If a scar is not present, our healthcare professional will provide you with guidance on the next steps. This may involve discussing the option of a blood test (to establish absence of active disease) or suggest a vaccination.

  • Please note that our BCG Scar Check Service is strictly for assessing the presence of a scar and not for diagnosing active tuberculosis. If you suspect you have TB symptoms or need a TB diagnosis, please speak to us before your appointment and we can offer a blood test or refer you on to a specialist.

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About Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) is a contagious bacterial infection caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It primarily affects the lungs but can also affect other parts of the body. TB is spread through the air when an infected individual coughs or sneezes, making it a significant public health concern. Early detection and prevention play a crucial role in controlling the spread of TB.

About BCG

A BCG vaccination is a preventive measure against tuberculosis. BCG stands for Bacillus Calmette-Guérin, which is a weakened form of the bacteria Mycobacterium bovis. The BCG vaccine stimulates the body’s immune response to protect against severe forms of TB, particularly in children. It is usually given at birth or during infancy in countries where TB is prevalent.

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