QUANTIFERON-TB GOLD PLUS (QFT-PLUS)

Additional Information:

EPIC Test Name: QUANTIFERON-TB GOLD PLUS (QFT-PLUS)
Epic Order Number: 123000150

CPT Code(s):

86480

Collection Procedure:

Collect a minimum of 5 mL peripheral blood into a 6 mL Lithium Heparin tube.
Invert collection tube several times.
Note collection time on tube.
Maintain the collected sample at 2°C to 8°C and transport to lab within 24 hours.
Maintain specimen at 2°C to 8°C (refrigerated).
Do not centrifuge.
This test is time sensitive and specimens must be received in the laboratory within 24 hours.

Specimen Requirements:

Collect a minimum of 5mL peripheral blood into a 6mL Lithium Heparin tube.
Light green PST Lithium tubes are unacceptable.

Use:

INTERFERON-GAMMA RELEASE ASSAY used for the detection of MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS

Methodology:

INTERFERON-GAMMA RELEASE ASSAY-ELISA

Reported:

1-3 business days

Reference Values:

Negative

Performed:

As needed

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