As a mom, your children come first. When it comes to their health, you don’t want any surprises. You want simplicity so you can focus on what’s most important.

We understand what it’s like to put others first, and why it’s so important to get back to life with minimum hassle.

Having one tuberculosis test that takes one visit and has one clear result would allow more convenience, more time and more certainty to get back to what matters most: your children.


Tuberculosis (TB) is an airborne, highly contagious, infectious disease caused by bacteria. These bacteria are spread through the air by a person infected with active TB when they sneeze, cough or even speak, with nearby people breathing it in. Roughly 30% of the world’s population is infected with TB.

The TB infection is usually chronic and inactive before becoming active. This inactive (also known as latent) state can persist for weeks, months or years without any symptoms before developing into active contagious disease. When it strikes, it primarily affects the lungs; however, it can also cause disease in any part of the body, such as the lymph nodes, bones, brain, and eyes.

Currently, the most common form of diagnosis is a skin test that requires multiple doctors’ visits and can result in false positives, especially in those who have been immunized for TB in the past. This can be a tremendous time burden and generates subjective test results open for interpretation by doctors. The skin test also requires injecting proteins derived from the Tuberculosis bacteria into the person’s body.


The TB blood test represents a major scientific advancement for the diagnosis of TB infection. It has been proven more accurate in identifying the infection, especially in children, all in one visit.


  • christine

    "We recently adopted and had to have TB tests. This fall I began nursing school and again, just a year later had to have not one, but two TB tests. Waiting for the results and driving back and forth quite a ways to the doctor 4 times took up a lot of time and money. I would have loved to have one test and been on my way. It also would have allowed me to get my paperwork in earlier."

  • carly

    "TB is something I never ever think about, but as a mom of two I want to be on top of keeping them healthy and feel confident in the precautions we take!"

  • angela

    "With 8 kids, all of who love sports, that's a lot of waiting. The TB blood test would be wonderful, and I could stop obsessing over watching the spot where they got their skin test! I'd love to learn more about the TB blood test and share it with my readers."

  • Heather

    "As a mom, health is incredibly important to me, and making sure my kids are healthy is even more important."

  • Nichole

    "My mother was recently tested (has been on more than one occasion) and ended up in isolation at the hospital while they retested due to false positive."



The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention recommend the TB blood test for many people including those who have been vaccinated for TB.

If you have been in contact with someone who has been diagnosed with TB, have a child heading off to college, or have a compromised immune system, you or a loved one may be at risk. TB is especially dangerous to those with compromised immune systems, such as young children or people living with HIV.


If you test positive for latent TB infection as a result of your blood test, there are effective drugs that can rid your body of the inactive bacteria before they become active and the TB infection turns into the full-blown disease.

Visit your primary care physician or healthcare practitioner for more information about the TB infection and the TB blood test, and then rest easy, knowing you’ve taken the necessary steps to protect your family from tuberculosis, and done so by taking the most reliable and convenient test available.