Quantiferon-TB Gold

Centralized Core Laboratory:Immunology

Test ID/Workstation: SUMMA

Specimen Type: Whole Blood

Tube Type: Please contact Sendouts 330-543-8570 or 330-543-8571; special tubes required for this assay.

Collection Volume: 3- 1 mL tubes

Cause for rejection: If specimens are not collected and processed according to the collection procedure.

Storage: Ambient

Availability: Sent to Reference Lab

Methodology: Lymphocyte Stimulation with ELISA

Special Instructions: This is a scheduled test at Summa. Test must be scheduled with Summa Immunology prior to patient coming to lab to be drawn. Call Dr. Tom Alexander at 330-375-3719 to schedule.

Specimen Collection Procedure:

1. Draw three tubes gray, red, purple per patient. Important Gray tube

first then the other two in no particular order.

2. The tubes are vacuumed to only accept 1 mL. Tubes fill slowly so

keep tube on the needle for 2-3 seconds after tube appears to have

completed filling.

3. When tubes are filled shake GENTLY AND MAKE SURE THE INSIDE OF THE

TUBE IS COATED WITH BLOOD for 10-12 seconds. The

shaking is extremely important as there are reagents in the tube.

Please make sure and shake the tubes vigorously if they are not

the test will not work.

4. Send immediately to the Immunology lab. Tubes need processed no

later than 16 hours after collection.

It is preferred that the specimen is drawn the morning of testing and received in Akron Childrens lab by 10:00 AM.

Please send orders on a manual test requisition.

Lab/Phone: 330-543-8418

TAT: 48 hours

Additional Info: Reference range available on patient report.

Immunology runs this assay every other Wednesday. Please call Sendouts at 330-543-8570 or 330-543-8571 for assay schedule.

CPT Code: 86480

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