Guidance

Tuberculosis testing in Russia

Published 17 January 2014

1. Approved test clinics

You must be tested for tuberculosis (TB) if you are coming to the UK for more than 6 months and are from Russia.

Your test must be from a clinic approved by the Home Office. We will not accept a TB test certificate from a clinic we have not approved.

The following are approved clinics in Russia. (Please note there is no clinic in Rostov-on-Don)

1.1 Moscow

IOM Moscow
Federal Government Medical Hospital Centre
2-ya Zvenigorodskaya Street, 12
Tel: +7 495 797 8723
Fax: +7 495 253 3522

Email: Federal-appointment

1.2 St Petersburg

American Medical Centre
78 Moyka Embankment
Tel: +7 812 740 2090
Fax: +7 812 310 4664

Email: AM clinic

1.3 Novosibirsk

Clinico Diagnostic Health Centre
Yadrintsevskaya, 14
Novosibirsk
Tel: +7 383 222 6065
Fax: +7 383 222 4619

Email: Clinico

1.4 Yekaterinburg

Health 365"
83 Kuznetchnaya Street
Sverdlovsk Region
Yekaterinburg
Tel: +7 343 270 1717

Email: Health 365

2. Attending the clinic

You should contact one of the approved clinics to book an appointment. You should make it clear you need the test for a UK visa application. You can expect to get an appointment within a few days of your request. At busy times you may have to wait 10 days for an appointment especially during the UK student visa peak season between June and September. We cannot arrange or prioritise appointments for you.

3. What you should bring with you

  • proof of identification, which contains your photograph, such as your passport
  • TB test fee
  • if you have had tuberculosis in the past or have any other lung disease you should provide details of your previous screening and, if possible, your medical notes and x-ray results

4. Test fees

The fee for TB screening is determined by the clinic. You will pay the clinic directly for the cost of your TB test. The cost of the test is in addition to the visa application fee.

The test fee does not cover treatment if you have TB.