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Quantiferon-TB Gold Plus

Components

Name Method Department Units
Quantiferon-TB Gold Plus CMI, Immunology IU/mL

Specimen Requirements

Reasons for Rejection

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

Comments

Inpatient collection: DRAW MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY ONLY between 7am and 5pm and Saturday 8:30am to noon. Refer to QuantiFERON-TB Gold Plus Kit Collection Guidelines for sample collection instructions.If collection needs to occur outside of the set collection date and times please call Immunology Lab at 722-5480 or if Immunology is closed call Microbiology at 722-5373 for approval. Obtain collection kits from Central Supply (SPD).The Lawson Number for collection kits is 128732. 

Outpatient collection: Collection should be done using special collection kits obtained from Client Services at ext 25477.Refer to QuantiFERON-TB Gold Plus Kit Collection Guidelines for sample collection instructions. Collections can be performed at the Main Campus Outpatient (Orange) Lab , GI clinic or FACES clinic. Specimens can also be drawn at Canal Winchester, Dublin, East Broad, Hilliard, Lewis Center, Marysville, and Westerville Close to Homes before 6pm Monday thru Friday, and at Grove City, Lima, Mansfiled, New Albany, Newark, Springfield, and Zanesville before 1pm Monday thru Friday. If collection needs to occur outside of these times, please call Immunology at 614-722-5480 or if Immunology is closed call Microbiology at 614-722-5373 for approval.

Note: QuantiFERON-TB Gold Plus 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