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Test ID BLOD1145 QUANTIFERON TB-GOLD

AKA

TB,

Quantiferon

Specimen Type/Requirements

A set of 3 special tubes are required specific for Quantiferon testing. These tubes can be obtained by contacting Sanford Clinic Lab at 701-234-4888, or Sanford Lab Outreach at 701-280-4910.
Collect 1 mL of blood into each of the 3 tubes. The level of blood in any tube must be close to the indicator line, a black mark on the side of the tubes. Immediately after filling tubes, shake them ten (10) times just firmly enough to ensure the entire inner surface of the tube is coated with blood. Over-energetic shaking may cause gel disruption and could lead to aberrant results. Maintain tubes at room temperature (22C + or – 5C). Do not refrigerate or freeze the blood samples.

Transport Temperature

Transport specimen at room temperature. DO NOT SEND ON ICE OR FROZEN. In cold weather, send specimen in an insulated container. Specimen must be received within 16 hours of collection.

Performed Test Frequency

Tuesday – Saturday

Methodology

ELISA

CPT

86480

Storage On Site

Room Temperature

Performing Lab

Sanford Fargo