*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*
Have you ever had to have a TB test done? I remember having one right before I entered middle school or high school (may have been both). I also had to have one when I went to college and started doing my student teaching hours. It’s been a few years, but I remember them sticking me with a needle and then drawing a small circle on my arm with directions to come back three days later for them to check it. I was always paranoid that it would show up that I had TB and I was afraid that the shower would wash the circle off and then how would they know if I had it or not??? True story…I didn’t shower for those three days. Gross. I know. I am ashamed!
What is TB?
Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease that usually infects the lungs. However, it can attack almost any part of the body. TB is spread from person to person through the air. When a person with TB coughs, laughs, sneezes, sings, or even talks, the germs that cause TB may spread through the air. If another person breathes in these germs, there is a chance that they will become infected with tuberculosis.
Guess what?!? There’s a new TB blood test that is able to help diagnose tuberculosis much more accurately! I didn’t know this, but the old school way of testing for tuberculosis, you know the way I had to do it that caused me to not shower for 3 days, had the ability to give a false-positive result because of a previous TB vaccination. So not only did I not shower for three days, but I had the chance of having an inaccurate result that would have, most certainly caused unnecessary stress. Thank goodness I never had to deal with a false-positive result. Not only would it have stressed me out, because I am sure I didn’t really know what TB was at that time, but it would have also prevented me from being able to student teach. But with the new TB blood test, you get those accurate results in just ONE visit!
Let’s face it, we are all extremely busy people…especially right now during this whole back to school season. Between school and the kids sports, I think we are running somewhere every single night of the week. So anywhere we can cut something out to save time is a plus to me. This new TB blood test not only saves us the time we need, but also gives us the peace of mind to know that our loved ones are safe and healthy and cuts out that risk of false-positives that the over 110 year old skin test has. If you would like more information on the new blood test, please check the site out http://TheTBBloodTest.com. That website is a wealth of information and is has a great section at the bottom with additional resources if you would like to check those out.