Tuberculosis or TB is an airborne disease caused by the Mycobacterium Tuberculosis bacteria. Nearly 13 million people are estimated to be living with latent TB infection in the United States.
You might need a TB test for pre-employment screening or because you might be at the risk of being infected.
We have you covered. At Prognify Urgent Care in Ann Arbor, Michigan, TB testing is available on-site. Our trained and trusted medical professionals can help you get a screening for TB and send out for additional tests if required. Prognify Urgent Care & Walk-In Clinic is open 7 days a week - 8 am to 8 pm on Mondays through Friday and 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday and Sunday.
We are dedicated to offer the highest quality but affordable care to you and your loved ones. Come to us for anything from an unexpected illness or injury, a sports physical, or x-rays.
We are conveniently located on 4563 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI.
What is a TB Test?
There are two ways to detect exposure to tuberculosis, the most common one is called the PPD test (Mantoux Tuberculin Skin Test). The agent is injected into the skin and the presence or non-presence of TB is determined by the skin reaction.
A blood test—called an IGRA—can also be used to confirm the presence of TB. In certain cases, both tests may be administered to ensure a proper, accurate diagnosis.
Why get tested for TB?
TB tests are almost mandated as a pre-employment screening process for many employers. Also, if you are traveling to/returned from a high-risk country or suspect exposure should get tested for TB, especially if you're feeling sick or showing some symptoms.
Who needs to get tested?
The incidence of TB is higher in certain ethnicities - for example asians are 31 times more likely than whites to get a TB infection. TB can happen to anyone at anytime. So getting screened is a good way to ensure that you're not infected.
How does the TB test entail?
TB testing is quick and easy at Prognify Urgent Care & Walk-in Clinic - a small amount of tuberculin getting injected directly under the skin. The results are read and evaluated by a qualified professional 48 to 72 hours later. If tuberculosis is suspected, a chest x-ray may need required to help determine active or latent disease. You will then be referred back to your primary care provider and/or infectious disease specialist for treatment.
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