New TB Blood Test – Less Waiting, More Reliable Results #TBBloodTest #IC #ad

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Disclosure:  I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for the TB Blood Test. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. #TBBloodTest

We need a word for the time spent waiting for health test results.  I’m thinking “test-purgatory”? Test-purgatory means a place between heaven and hell, a state of suffering inhabited by uncertainty, anxiety, and misery.

If you or even worse, your child has a health test that involves waiting days for results, I bet you know exactly what I mean.  I was just talking to someone today who told me, “I don’t want to borrow trouble but……”  You can’t help but think about the possible outcomes.  The doctors percentages swim around your brain, but as long as there’s ANY chance of a negative outcome, you worry.


I’m really excited about a new test for tuberculosis that eliminates the subjectivity and false positives of the 110-year old skin test.  Two members of my family have received false positive results and had to have chest x-rays to rule out tuberculosis.  It’s time for something better!


If you haven’t had a tuberculosis (TB) test lately, let me remind you what it’s like.  You go to the doctor and get a skin puncture.  Then you go home and wait two days.  You return to the doctor within 48-72 hours to have them look at the injection site. The basis of the reading of the skin test is the presence or absence and the amount of swelling.  A negative result does not necessarily ensure that you don’t have TB and a positive result doesn’t necessarily mean you do have TB.  HUH?  I know, right.  How is that a test?

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Well, good news, the FDA has approved a TB Blood Test that has results within 24 hours and the results are much more reliable.  The benefits of the TB blood test include:

  • one visit to the doctor instead of two
  • faster results
  • less time worrying
  • more reliability
  • no cross reaction with a previous TB vaccination
  • Only a 3 ml draw of blood
  • object results

To learn more:

Visit the TB Blood Test Microsite




  1. 1

    That’s great about he ew blood test. Years ago my son & I were tested with the two day wait for results. Both my son and I had false poitive tests that resulted in more testing. Thanks for your post. It’s nice to know they finally have a new test.
    Carol L

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    Fee Roberts says:

    This is great. I’ll have to mention this to my daughter. I have two grandchildren, and I’m don’t really know if they’ve had a TB test.

  3. 3

    TB tests are so important to have; great post.

  4. 4

    A very informative post! I need to do some research on this test! Thanks for sharing.

  5. 5

    That is great to have results in 24 hours. Sounds like a great new alternative!

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    Sara Trojaniello says:

    Very helpful post! Thank you :)

  7. 7

    Great post, thanks for sharing!

  8. 8

    Thanks for sharing.

  9. 9

    I love the fast turn around and this is something everyone should be tested for. Thank you for sharing.

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    Maria Malaveci says:

    I get a TB test every year where I work! Thanks for sharing this

  11. 11

    A very informative post, I agree. Thanks for sharing!

  12. 12

    Superb post! Such informative posts should be everywhere!!

  13. 13

    This is awesome news! I hate waiting on blood test results!

  14. 14

    Thanks for sharing, this seems like a great alternative to the common blood test

  15. 15

    Well, that’s a relief. I’ve been waiting twenty years for a reaction.
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  16. 16

    This is great! I am glad people won’t have to wait as long now for results.

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    Neena Christianson Martin says:

    That is awesome. I’ve been exposed to TB twice, and I hated the waiting, and each time I ended up having to get the chest xrays coz I’m allergic to everything, lol.

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    BerkeleyHapa says:

    This is excellent news as the skin reactions obviously could be from other things.

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    Huguette E. says:

    That’s great, nice to hear about progress in the health care system.

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    Judy Thomas says:

    It’s horrible to wait for test results when you are worried. Great to hear they are getting faster.

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    Julie Waldron says:

    It’s good that it won’t take as long to get results.

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    danielle hammelef says:

    Thanks for the post. I love learning new things.

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    Miles Imhoff says:

    For me, the first step in a medical situation has often been prayer. I firmly believe in faith healing.

    God bless,

  24. 24

    interesting how countries can be so different in new zealand we get a innoculation at the age of about 12 and oh my gosh everyone was so scared lol

  25. 25

    Oh this is great news! I love that the results come back in 24 hours!

  26. 26

    That’s a great breakthrough over the old test.

  27. 27

    I had them in school . This is a wonderful Idea !

  28. 28

    TB is no joke, so everyone should make sure that you are inoculated. I worked in the dirtiest of all hospital departments, the housekeeping department, so I have seen some really bad cases. For your sake, make sure that you are ready.

  29. 29

    Thanks for sharing with us. This is important information.

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