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Tuberculosis Infection - Quantiferon TB Gold Blood Test

Original price £200.00 - Original price £200.00
Original price
£200.00
£200.00 - £200.00
Current price £200.00

3 BIOMARKERS

Quantiferon TB (QFT) is a blood test used to detect tuberculosis (TB) infection.

Easy sample collection at our clinics or via a home kit.

Results - super fast for most markers (check specific turnaround below), with Health Dashboard explanations.

Quick and simple, from a local lab you can speak to.

Step 1. Choose sample collection option:

Currently selected option: CLINIC APPOINTMENT

  • Add an appointment at a clinic during checkout.
  • Rapid results - no waiting for the kit to arrive, no finger pricking, no posting the sample back to the lab
  • Virtually painless blood draw from your vein
  • Professional private nurses at our own clinics

How it works

  • Choose if you'd like a single test or an ongoing subscription
  • Click “Buy this test” button below
  • Add as many different blood tests as you like to the shopping basket and then add one appointment
  • Same or next day appointments at our clinics in London, Brighton/Hove, Croydon, Guildford, Reigate, Royal Tunbridge Wells and Crawley.

Clinic too far? Get a home kit by selecting "Home kit" as sample option, it's the same test.

What is the Tuberculosis Blood Test (TB)

Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis, primarily affecting the lungs but also capable of affecting other organs, such as the nervous system. While TB is relatively rare in the UK, it remains a global health concern, particularly in regions with high population density and among individuals originating from countries with a higher prevalence of the disease.

Tuberculosis is a treatable and curable condition. The cornerstone of TB treatment is a combination of antibiotics administered over an extended period. The duration of treatment can vary, typically ranging from 6 to 18 months. Factors such as the severity of the infection, the presence of drug resistance, and an individual`s overall health can influence the length of the treatment course. It is essential for patients to complete the full course of medication as prescribed to ensure effective eradication of the bacteria and minimize the risk of relapse.

In certain circumstances, such as when applying for long-term visas or planning to work in specific countries, individuals may be required to undergo a TB test as part of the immigration process. This requirement aims to prevent the spread of TB across borders and protect the health of both the individual and the population of the destination country.

About the Tuberculosis Infection - Quantiferon TB Gold Blood Test

It is crucial to plan ahead and allow sufficient time for the TB test, as it is typically not available on a same-day basis. The turnaround time for obtaining test results is usually around 7 working days, so it is advisable to schedule the test well in advance to ensure compliance with the necessary travel or visa regulations.

Early booking of the test will help avoid last-minute complications and provide peace of mind during the application process.

Taking proactive measures and timely scheduling of the TB test not only ensures compliance with immigration requirements but also contributes to the overall efforts in preventing the spread of tuberculosis. By identifying and treating cases early, we can limit the transmission of the disease within communities and protect the health and well-being of individuals worldwide.

THIS TEST REQUIRES SPECIAL KIT TO BE PRE-ORDERED. WHILST WE HAVE THIS AT MOST OF OUR CLINICS, WE CAN RUN OUT. SO, PLEASE GET IN TOUCH WITH US BEFORE BOOKING JUST TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE THE KIT FOR YOU AT YOUR CHOSEN CLINIC.

2 Biomarkers

  1. TUBERCULOSIS INFECTION

    - IGRA Result TB1
    - IGRA Result TB2
    - This requires a Quantiferon TB Gold Kit. 4 vials of blood will be collected - Turnaround time for this test is around 7 working days, including incubation period and analysis.

Symptoms and tags

Tuberculosis