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.
When I was pregnant with my daughter, her health was the most important thing to me. It seemed like I was always at the doctors office and having blood drawn constantly. I read every book I could get my hands on that claimed to explain the entire process of pregnancy as well as labor. I know now that none of those books actually prepared me for anything.
I remember my doctor telling me I needed to get a test for tuberculosis and since I was so used to getting poked and prodded I didn’t think anymore of it until the day came when I was scheduled to take the test.
I remember being surprised when instead of a blood draw they gave me a skin test. The person doing the test told me that if I was infected with TB, a raised lump would develop at the site where the tuberculin was injected. I was told I would have to visit the doctor again in a few days to have the site inspected.
The next day when I woke up, I was terrified when a lump appeared and I couldn’t wait to get back to the doctor to have it checked out.
It turned out to be a false-positive result, which is pretty common with the skin test and I was worried for no reason but I couldn’t help but think that there had to be a better more accurate test.
I have only recently found out that there is a better way to test for TB and that is with the TB Blood Test. It’s the most accurate test for TB infection and it’s only one 3ml draw that can be taken care of in one visit.
I wish I had known about the TB Blood Test then, what has been your experience with getting tested for TB?