How does a QuantiFERON test work?
A QuantiFERON TB test is a simple blood draw. The blood is then tested in a laboratory to measure the strength of the blood’s reaction to tuberculosis bacteria, thus determining whether a person has been infected with TB bacteria.
Why choose a Quantiferon tb test?
A QuantiFERON tb test has the advantages of requiring only one visit to a clinic and also of having a reduced likelihood of false negative/false positive readings as compared to a PPD implant.
Potential drawbacks to the QuantiFERON tb test include the expense and the possibility of inaccurate readings among persons with reduced immune system performance.
Where can you get a Quantiferon TB Test?
Mobile Health has 6 New York City & Long Island locations where you can get tuberculosis tests. Mobile Health also offers on-site tuberculosis tests – we will come to your workplace and conduct tuberculosis testing on your employees.