Tuberculosis Infection - Quantiferon TB Gold Blood Test
Sample collection is included in the price of the test, from your arm at our clinics or via a home finger prick kit.
Results - same or next day for most markers, with Health Dashboard explanations.
Quick and simple, from a local lab you can speak to.
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.
- 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.
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