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.
Most of us have had to have a TB test at some point in our lives. I know I have had them on several occasions; usually when starting a new job or more recently, when volunteering at my kids school.
While it isn’t usually a painful experiences, it’s always an inconvenient one. By the traditional method, a small poke of the skin to test for TB is done and you have to go back in 48 hours to check for any kind of a reaction. A small amount of the disease is injected and if you are positive, a lump will develop at the injection sights.
For most, this is an inconvenience. I don’t know about you but as a mom, Murphy’s Law usually strikes! I’ll have a busy day and forget to go back to get it read as I did after one test. Or it’ll be a long wait at the Dr making you late for whatever comes next on the agenda. Whatever the situation, it’s always a headache.
I always wondered why they couldn’t find a better way and now they have! With a simple blood test you can be done and get the results without having to come back to be checked!
In addition to the convenience factor; it’s also more accurate! The skin TB test has been around for over a hundred years but the results can be subject to interpretation and it’s not uncommon for them to be read wrong. There have also been cases where a previous TB vaccination causes a false positive. With something as important as our health and the health of our children; we need to get it right.
I know a lot of people are squeamish about needles but it’s only a 3ml blood draw and hey guess what? They use a needle for the traditional TB test anyway!
As a mom, anything that saves me time is worth it, especially when this TB Blood test insures accurate results in a timely manner. It’s a moms dream come true!
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