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Lab Test: M. tuberculosis Infection Determination by...


Test

M. tuberculosis Infection Determination by Quanti-Feron, Gold

Lab

SPECIAL FUNCTIONS

Specimen

SPECIAL COLLECTION TUBES REQUIRED - follow kit instructions in entirety.  Collect 1 mL blood in each of 3 QTB Tubes.  Blood must meet black mark on label.  Use of butterfly needle is NOT recommended.  Keep at ROOM TEMP, deliver to lab as soon as possible.

Outreach Notes

Tubes must be received in the laboratory within 12 hours of collection.

Special Instructions

Hemolyzed or lipemic specimens MUST be rejected.

Turnaround

Test is performed Monday and Thursday.  Turnaround time: up to 4 days.

Ref Interval

Normal is negative.  METHOD: ELISA.

Other name: QFT