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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.
WHAT IS TUBERCULOSIS?
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.
THERE'S A BETTER WAY.
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.
MORE EASE. MORE CERTAINTY.
"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."