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QuantiFERON – TB Gold

Category Immunology
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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.

Clinical Indications

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.