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What would you do to ensure your family is healthy?
For most of us, self-included, the answer is just about anything I possibly can. My family is precious to me and to protect them is one of my primary jobs as a mother. We’ve all had those times where we couldn’t make it in time, however.
The skinned knee that happened at the park when they were just outside our reach.
The cold they caught at school, despite our efforts to remind them to wash their hands as often as possible.
The truth is, it just isn’t possible to monitor them every moment of the day, and protect them from every icky germ or virus in the world, without confining them to a bubble (belive me, I’ve contemplated doing just that a time or two).
What we can do, however, is to educate ourselves as much as possible on the options available to protect our children, and act accordingly.
What about the things we don’t know about though?
For me, it was a surprise to grab a newspaper and see my small town on the front page, beside the words *tuberculosis outbreak*.
I was under the impression that this was an infection that only happened “back in the day”. I never imagined having to worry about my children having it. I vaguely remembered back in high school where I received a TB skin test, before I was allowed to work at the local daycare. At that time, we were advised that false positives were common, and not to panic if our test gave these results. We would know that the test was positive if a raised bumped developed at the rea of the injection. While it didn’t hurt at all, I remember it being a bit itchy at the area and slightly uncomfortable. Luckily, my results were negative.
Science has come a very long way since then.
Now, instead of using the TB skin test, doctorates are able to test more accurately for TB infection by administering the TB Blood Test. This test gives much more reliable result, and is the only available method of testing for TB with completely objective results.
This test only requires a 3ml draw of fresh blood, regardless of the patient’s age and immune status. It’s also completed in just 1 visit, and doesn’t’ rely solely on visual interpretation to determine results. Thanks to this blood test, the children in the school in my town were able to be quickly and effectively tested for the virus, and it was contained.
Thanks to the scare in our town, and the advancement of technology, I’m now fully aware of the importance of my entire family being tested for TB, and strongly recommend that each and every family opt to have this test for each of their members. It’s just one more way that you can rest easy knowing your loved ones remain safe and healthy!
Want to learn more about the TB blood test, and how to ensure your family is healthy?
Visit TheTBBloodTest.com to learn more!