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.
As parents, we want the best for our children when it comes to their health. Prevention and early detection is usually the key to good health, that is why we get annual physicals, take vitamins, eat healthy, and exercise.
There is one very important test you may have missed. Have you and your family taken a tuberculosis (TB) test? TB is a very infectious disease that affects 30% of the world’s population killing someone every 21 seconds.
Those are staggering statistics. The TB Blood Test saves lives, it could save the life of someone you love.
Why should you and your family be tested for TB?
Early detection of TB can prevent TB from becoming the full-blown disease that can be fatal. There are effective drugs that can be taken to get rid of the inactive bacteria in your system before it becomes active and the full-blown disease.
TB is an infectious, airborne disease that can be caught when someone with TB sneezes, coughs, or even talks near you and you breathe it in. TB can be dormant for weeks, months, and even years after being in contact with this highly contagious disease. Early detection can say lives.
Who should be tested for TB?
We are all at risk of catching TB, but especially if you’ve been in contact with someone that has TB. Anyone with a weakened immune system should be tested, this includes young children, people with autoimmune diseases, or people with diseases like HIV. If you or your family works where TB is common like homeless shelters, prison, jails, and nursing homes, you should be tested. If you have a child going to college, they should be tested. Anyone that uses illegal drugs should be tested for TB.
What TB test should you use?
The only real choice for testing for TB is the TB Blood Test. It is the most accurate way to test for tuberculosis (TB), and the only way to get completely objective results. Plus, the TB Blood Test is not painful, it is just a 3ml draw of blood, making it a quick and painless test for any age in just 1 visit.
Until now, there has only been one choice for TB testing, the 110 year old TB Skin Test is subjective and open to visual interpretation, causing many false positives. Life is stressful enough, nobody needs a false positive with a test like this. False positives result in days of worrying, watching the patch of skin to change, stress, sometimes isolation, and retesting.
Prevention and early detection is vital when it comes to TB, get accurate, fast results with the TB Blood Test. As parents, we don’t have time to mess around with an ancient test when it comes to something as precious as our family’s health and well-being.