What is Tuberculosis?

November 13, 2017

 

Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease usually caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB). Tuberculosis generally affects the lungs, but can also affect other parts of the body. Most infections do not have symptoms, in which case it is known as latent tuberculosis.

TB is spread through the air, when people whom already have active TB in their lungs, meaning when coughing & sneezing.

Around 30% of the world population (1.7 billion people) is estimated to harbour M. tuberculosis infection. People with pulmonary tuberculosis 8-15% with also have urogenital tuberculosis. It affects more men than women (2:1).

Tuberculosis prevention, rely primarily on the vaccination of infants, in 2011 a vaccine called BCG Bacillus Calmette–Guérin was used against tuberculosis.

As tuberculosis is uncommon in most of Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States, BCG is administered to only those people at high risk, including those who work directly with people who may be infected.

To get Screen for TB, people would use the Tuberculin skin test (TST or Mantoux), however, Bloods4you can provide you directly with a simple Private Blood Test, that accurately identifies if you are infected with Mycobacterium Tuberculosis, the bacteria which causes tuberculosis (TB)
called QuantiFERON-TB Gold!

We already provide the TB Quantiferon Gold Blood Tests to All Medical Professionals who need to provide their IVS Immunity Screening to their employers & to the general public at our fantastic competitive cost of £105.00, plus Test Results are given direct back to you within one day after your sample has been processed & analysed within the Private UKAS Accredited Pathology Laboratory.

To Book your Private & Confidential TB Q Gold Blood Test, on a date & time that suits your busy schedules, at home or work, please Telephone, Email or Chat Online Today.

 

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