Keeping employees safe and well is of primary concern for healthcare staff, especially during the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) pandemic. For hospitals and health systems, this includes tuberculosis (TB) new-hire screening and routine employee testing within high-risk environments. Quest Diagnostics offers two TB blood test options that can help.
Quest Diagnostics is the only major national lab to offer both TB blood tests. Both have a 1-visit, 1-tube collection option, making TB blood testing the safer, more economical choice for employee screening.
QuantiFERON TB Gold Plus
Unlike the 112-year-old TB skin test, which requires two or more visits, the TB blood test requires only one visit. That means at least a 50% reduction in contact to promote greater safety for staff and patients during COVID-19.
It also means employees spend less time away from their jobs, giving them more time to focus on patient care.
The pandemic has put immunocompromised patients and employees at even more risk, especially as they seek routine care and lab testing. That’s why, for new-hire TB screening and routine employee testing, it’s important to know you’re choosing a safer option.
T-SPOT.TB from Quest Diagnostics is the only TB blood test without a warning in the immunocompromised population, making it well-suited for all employees, including those with weakened immune systems.1
The TB blood test is not only a safer option than the TB skin test, but it can also be more economical due to:
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