TB Test Near Me In Orange Country
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What is Tuberculosis?
Also known as TB, Tuberculosis is an infection that can attack the lungs, as well as spread to the brain, spine, and kidneys. The cause of TB is air exposure, typically when an infected person coughs or sneezes, to the bacteria mycobacterium tuberculosis. After a diagnosis of TB, it can take up to two years to complete treatment. Search for a TB test near me to get a same-day test.
There are two types of Tuberculosis; TB disease and Latent TB Infection. The latent infection lies dormant in the body, and while it cannot spread to others, it can TB disease to develop if left untreated.
Where Can I Get A TB Test Near Me?
Our walk-in clinic provides patients with top-notch, compassionate, and professional care. We are open late 7 days a week, including holidays, so that you can receive a QuantiFERON test when you need it.
As a walk-in clinic, you don’t need an appointment. Our Orange County clinics serve the communities of Tustin, Santa Ana, Orange, Irvine, Costa Mesa, and Newport Beach. Walk-in or check-in online to be seen for fast and affordable care when it is convenient for you. TB tests are available 7 days a week, from 8 AM to 8 PM. As an added convenience, we also have on-site X-rays if you need them.
Should I Receive a TB Test?
Symptoms of Tuberculosis include:
- Coughing up blood
- Persistent cough lasting three weeks or more
- Pain in the chest during coughing fits
- Fever, night sweat, chills
- Loss of appetite and weight loss
If you are experiencing these symptoms, you’ll want to make sure and be tested for TB.
Some workplaces require TB testing. It is possible to have TB and not experience any symptoms. This is Latent TB Infection (LTBI). If you are not experiencing symptoms but are receiving a TB Test, it is important to let your doctor know whether or not you were vaccinated, if you have recently traveled outside of the country, if you have HIV or AIDS, or if you live with someone that has Tuberculosis.
What is the QuantiFERON Test?
At our walk-in clinic, patients that come to be tested for TB, receive a QuantiFERON Test.
The Quantiferon Test is more accurate than the older skin test. This simple blood test requires four tubes to be collected which allow instant exposure of immune cells to TB antigens, as well as test controls, that coat the inner surface of the tubes. This exposure causes the cells to produce Interferon-y, which is then measured to determine whether or not there is a TB infection.
Results of the Quantiferon Test are either positive (indicating the likely presence of a TB infection), negative (indicating the unlikelihood of a TB infection), or indeterminate (indicating that repeat testing is needed). After the Quantiferon Test, results can be ready in as soon as 24-hours.
If you test positive, our professional and compassionate healthcare providers will discuss the next steps with you, which could include further testing, evaluations, and treatment.
Check-in online to schedule your TB Test Today or walk-in any time from 8 am to 8 pm.