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  Quantiferon - TB Specimen Type:
  also known as Quantiferon - Gold

Blood


MICROBIOLOGY

Specimen requirements: (3) In-Tube Quantiferon System
Unit of measure: ELISA Units
Ideal sample: N/A
Absolute minimum amount: Blood must be up to 1 mL line
Method of collection: Vacutainer must be shaken immediately.  Special tube, draw and transport requirements  Please contact the Microbiology Dept. (x35940) for information.
Transportation: Transport immediately to lab
Label instructions: Patient's NAME, MR# and TIME
Request test on form: Multi Labs/Micro/Viro/Serology ( 151-905 )
Order/entry screen(s): N/A
Stat frequency: N/A
Stat turn around time: N/A
Routine frequency: Once a week
Must be in by: N/A
Routine turn around time: 1 week
For Hillcrest deliver to: Microbiology : Room 2-105
For Thornton deliver to: Microbiology : Processing Desk, 1st floor,
  Hospital, room 1-013
Scheduling requirements : N/A
Method: Cell Culture / Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
Special Instructions: Live Lymphocytes required.  Critical ambient temperature (<12 hours)
  Refrigerated or Frozen Samples are UNACCEPTABLE
SOFTLAB abbreviation: QFTTB
Secondary code: 5172
Lab Processing Instructions: Shake tubes.  Incubate 24 hours.  Centrifuge.  Refrigerate