Now a TB Test Doesn’t Have to be an Inconvenience! #TBBloodTest #IC #AD

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.

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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!

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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!

lindsey

 

The IE Mommy

The IE Mommy

I am a stay at home mom of three; ages 7, 6 and 1! I love doing product reviews and finding the best things to use for my family. Reading and writing have always been my passions so this allows me to incorporate them with the things that mean the most to me!
The IE Mommy
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