TB Free Health Test Whether To Take Blood Samples?
Good afternoon, I want to ask about TB-free tests. Is there a TB-free test that does not have to take our blood sample? To be honest I am very scared of syringes especially for taking blood. Explanation please. Thank you
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Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria can attack the human body, causing disease. When it attacks the lungs, it is called pulmonary TB. If it attacks other organs, such as lymph nodes (TB lymphadhenitis), membranes of the brain membrane (TB meningitis), intestine (intestinal TB), spine (TB spondylitis) and others, it is called extra-pulmonary TB. Transmission through droplets that contain germs from coughing or sneezing. The risk of developing this disease increases in someone who lives in a densely populated area, a house with poor lighting and ventilation, has a family in the house who suffers from TB, health care providers and others.
To be able to establish a diagnosis of TB infection, the doctor will explore your history of illness and health. Furthermore, it will be confirmed through a direct physical examination by the doctor. The doctor will examine mainly the lung area. Furthermore, the doctor will conduct diagnostic support examinations, which are mandatory to be made and used as evaluation material for later treatment, namely BTA sputum examination and chest X-ray.
In developed countries, there are examinations carried out to detect tuberculosis through the blood. In the examination will be used a tool that will detect the immune system against this bacterium. However, the results of the examination could not be known whether the infection that occurred was a medium or latent infection. Besides that, it is quite expensive to carry out this examination. The name is IGRA (Interferon gamma release assay) examination. So it is very rarely used as an early detection.
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