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QuantifFERON-TB Gold In Tube


Name Method Department Units
QuantiFERON-TB Gold In Tube Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)
CMI, Immunology Negative or Positive

Specimen Requirements

See Comments for collection information

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume

See Comments


Room temperature - NA hour(s)

Reasons for Rejection

  • Over or under filled tube
  • Wrong collection tube
  • Not received at proper temperature


Inpatient collection: DRAW MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY ONLY between 7am and 5pm and Saturday 8:30am to noon. If collection needs to occur outside of the set collection date and times please call Virology Lab at 722-5407 for approval.

Outpatient collection: can be performed in Main Campus Outpatient Lab. Specimens can also be drawn at Canal Winchester, Dublin, East Broad, Hilliard, Lewis Center, Marysville, and Westerville Close to Home before 4pm Monday thru Friday, and at Grove City, New Albany, Newark, and Springfield before 1pm Monday thru Friday. If collection needs to occur outside of these times, please call Immunology at 614-722-5480 for approval.

Note: QuantiFERON-TB testing is currently NOT recommended on patients under 2 years of age; testing of such patients will only be performed with approval by ID consult service.

Please refer to the Clinical Information link below for collection guidelines. Specimens not collected according to these guidelines will be rejected.

Please send specimen to CPA as soon as possible, keep at room temperature.

CPT Code

  • 86480