What is a QuantiFERON-TB Gold Plus Test?

The QuantiFERON-TB Gold Plus test is the first and only blood test invented to identify tuberculosis. This test requires one appointment where blood is drawn and sent to the lab ─ a game changer for both speed and accuracy. Before this test was in use, the only tuberculosis testing solution was the PPD (purified protein derivative) skin test that requires an injection appointment and a follow-up appointment 2 to 3 days later.

HOW THE QUANTIFERON-TB GOLD PLUS TEST CHANGED EMPLOYEE SCREENING

The QuantiFERON-TB test was invented in 2005, the first major advancement since the PPD test in 1907. This took tuberculosis testing from a 72-hour process to just a few hours, if not right on the spot! For healthcare organizations needing to maintain compliance, businesses that have been exposed, and companies making new hires, this turnaround time is a huge advancement for all industries.

Healthcare, education, skilled nursing, congregate settings, and child & family services rely heavily on TB testing to prevent outbreaks and maintain compliance. Many people think of tuberculosis as an old, inactive disease, but on the contrary, it still remains a threat in the U. S. According to CDC reports, there were 7,860 reported tuberculosis cases in 2021. The CDC estimates that there are up to 13 million people in the United States living with latent TB infection. Homeless shelters, correctional facilities, and long-term care facilities pose the highest risk factor for a tuberculosis outbreak. Consistent testing is necessary to protect the staff and community of these facilities.

QUANTIFERON-TB GOLD PLUS TEST: BETTER ACCURACY, CDC RECOMMENDED

Patients with compromised immune systems and patients that have received the BCG TB vaccine have a high risk of false positive results ─ but not with a QuantiFERON-TB test! This test is CDC recommended and built to prevent false positives. Across the board, the QuantiFERON-TB test gives you fast and accurate results that will revolutionize how you clear your employees.

WHERE CAN I GET A QUANTIFERON-TB GOLD PLUS TEST?


For employers, we can see your employees tomorrow in our 6,500+ clinics or we can send the on-site team to you and clear your employees on the spot. Talk to an expert and we’ll create a plan that’s easy on you and your people. We work alongside you to create a plan that is easy for everyone. For individual patients in need of a QuantiFERON-TB test, use this link to schedule an appointment at your nearest clinic!

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