I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for the TB Blood Test. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.
The start of the fall often means school check ups, doctors appointments, sports physicals – and lot’s of time waiting for results. That wait can be excruciating when your waiting for results that already have you worried. One such test is the diagnosis looking for Tuberculosis.
In past years your only choice for TB testing, was a lengthy wait after the 110 year old stand by TB Test – the TB skin test. There were often false positives, and you may have had to be tested multiple times before a diagnosis. Not only does that fray the nerves – it means that if you did have TB, you might be waiting to get treatment even longer than necessary! Fortunately – there is now an alternative!
The TB Blood Test, is a major scientific advancement over the old skin test – giving more reliable and accurate results.
Why does accuracy matter? My own dad had TB as a child.
He ended up spending many, many months in the hospital as a very small child – being treated for tuberculosis in Ireland. That diagnosis was not made quickly, and once it was – it changed his whole life. Because the TB skin test was the only option many people were given false positives if they had previously been vaccinated for TB. The skin test would show a reaction, and show a false positive. So a diagnosis took multiple doctors visits.
For my dads family that lived in the country and had to make an exhausting trip to a doctor, that just added to the difficulty of knowing their child was ill. I also can’t imagine the heartache of waiting to find out if your small child would need to be hospitalized. And for my grandparents and my dad – that process would have been a long drawn out one! I’m so grateful that there is a quicker and more accurate alternative to TB skin testing today!
If TB Blood Testing had been around when my dad was being diagnosed, he could have been treated faster, and with less heartache for the whole family!
How is the TB Blood Test Different?
- The TB Blood Test is the most accurate test for a TB infection. It doesn’t have false positive reactions to previous TB vaccination!
- Convenience for you the parent, and your child – no second visit to the doctor before a diagnosis!
- The blood draw only requires 3ml of blood – regardless of the patients age or immune status.
For More TB Blood Test Information: http://TheTBBloodTest.com
If you or a loved one needs to be tested for TB, be sure to know your options. And check out the link above for more information on why The TB Blood Test is a great choice. Your loved ones will thank you.