Kalinga Health is now offering the most affordable IGRA test in the country! Get to know more about this service by reading the information below:
What is an IGRA and why is it important?
An IGRA (interferon-gamma release assay) is a blood test that can detect TB infection. It measures a person’s immune reaction to Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium that causes TB. An IGRA is typically used to detect latent TB infection. A latent TB infection happens when a person has TB bacteria in their body but their immune system is stopping the TB bacteria from causing disease. People with latent TB are asymptomatic and will not spread the bacteria to others.
Who should get tested?
IGRAs are recommended for:
- OFWs whose countries of destination require TB screening
- Screening for latent TB disease in young children and the elderly
- Immunocompromised individuals
Where can I avail IGRA?
The cheapest IGRA test in the country is offered by Kalinga Health. Avail now at Kalinga Health near you:
Marikina Branch: C&V Bldg., J. P. Rizal Avenue, Brgy. Sto Nino, Marikina City
Mandaluyong Branch: Sulatan Tower, Sulatan St. cor. Boni Ave., Mandaluyong City
For more information, you may call (0917) 572 1088 or (02) 7907 4921.