QuantiFERON – TB Gold
The QuantiFERON-TB Gold test is a whole-blood test for use as an aid in diagnosing Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection, including latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) and tuberculosis (TB) disease.
Suspected latent TB.
|Sample & container required||2 x 6 mL Lithium heparin (green top). Samples must be received in the laboratory (Charing Cross) by 16:30 Monday to Friday for the test to be performed. Samples must be < 24 hours old on receipt in the lab|
|Sample volume||See above|
|Turnaround time||7 days|
Note: In addition to the current testing platform (DS2), the lab has introduced a new platform (DiaSorin, Liaison) for testing Quantiferon samples which is not currently accredited.