Between the people and TB, there’s you
TB is highly contagious. The World Health Organization (WHO) states that tuberculosis (TB) is spread from person to person through the air. When people with TB cough, sneeze or spit, they propel the TB germs into the air. A person needs to inhale only a few of these germs to become infected. That is why accurate, early diagnosis is so crucial. People with active TB can infect 5-15 people through close contact over the course of a year.1 In other words, a person with undiagnosed active TB can rapidly create a public health crisis without even knowing it.
The T-SPOT.TB test is the only TB test with sensitivity and specificity above 98%2. This keeps the number of false positive and negative results to a minimum, helping you ensure therapy is correctly targeted.
The T-SPOT.TB test is an IGRA, and therefore recommended by NICE for use in incident situations where large numbers of people may need to be screened. Testing large numbers of people is clearly a challenge and Oxford Diagnostic Laboratories based in Oxford, UK aim to work with you to make this achievable.