The TB test for public health
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.
A moment of truth
As a provider committed to public health, your goal is to offer the people you serve in your community a reliable TB test which is crucial because you may only get one chance to screen that person. A positive test result may mean the start of treatment that may protect both the patient and the wider community from a deadly risk. A negative test result may spare the patient exposure to powerful antibiotics – and for some will be a green light to interact with the community again. You need an answer you can trust. An accurate TB test and the physician’s clinical evaluation will give you that answer. By finding and treating TB, you are doing your part to help eradicate TB.
The T-SPOT.TB test advantage
Accurate across patient populations2
Only TB test with sensitivity and specificity > 95%2
No on-site incubation or refrigeration2
- Sensitivity: 95.6%
- Specificity: 97.1%
- Standard phlebotomy
- No onsite pre-analytical steps