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T-SPOT.TB

Test ID: 

707259

CPT code:

86481

Synonyms:

Mycobacterium TB

Clinical Use:

T-SPOT.TB test is an in vitro diagnostic test for the detection of effector T Cells that respond to stimulation by Mycobacterium tuberculosis antigens ESAT-6 and CFP-10 by capturing interferon gamma in the vicinity of T Cells in human whole blood. It is intended for use as an aid in the diagnosis of M. tuberculosis infection.

Specimen Type:

Whole Blood

Requested Volume: 

Adults and Children 10 years or older: 6mL

Children 2-9 years: 4mL

Children 2 years or younger: 2mL

Minimum Volume: 

Adults and Children 10 years or older: 6mL

Children 2-9 years: 4mL

Children 2 years or younger: 2mL

Container Type: 

Lithium Heparin (Green Top) Tube

Storage Instruction:

Room Temperature

Stability Requirements:

Collected specimen must be kept at room temperature for no longer then 32 hours. Do not refrigerate or freeze.

Rejection Criteria

Gross Hemolysis; Gross Lipemia; Incorrect collection device other than lithium heparin (green top) tube; Specimen received greater than 32 hours after collection

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