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Test Identifier Information

 
Registration CodeQTBN
Method

Interferon Gamma Release Assay. Requires pre-incubation of blood samples before separating.

Diagnostic Use / Indications

 

·         Interferon Gamma Release Assay testing in patients aged five years and under require authorisation by a paediatric infectious diseases specialist or a microbiologist.
 
·         Specialist endorsement should be noted on the request form.
 
·         Blood for IGRA testing can be taken on the paediatric day ward by paediatric registrars. For all other non-paediatric collections  it is preferred to have the blood collected by phlebotomists.
 
·         The collection times for the test are Monday-Thursday 0800-1630. No collection on Friday.
 
·         It is important for test performance that the correct collection and initial processing procedures are strictly adhered to (please see the link to Test instructions below).
 
·         It is essential for the blood volume collected into each tube to be exactly 1ml.
External Price$69.95(Exclusive of GST)
  

Specimen Collection

 
Specimen Collection Protocols

Internal hospital clients - All samples are collected at BTC.

Local Christchurch clients. Alll sample need to be kept at room temperature and forwarded to CHL by 3.30pm Monday- Thursday

Out of Christchurch clients- Contact your local lab for tubes and instructions.

Patient SpecimenSpecial collection tubes and instructions attached.
Paediatric SpecimenSpecial collection tubes and instructions attached.
Sample Delivery to LabExternal - See special instructions; Internal - keep at room temparature
  

Instructions for Referral to CHLabs

 
Aliquot InstructionsNot aliquoted.
Aliquot Transport to CHLNot aliquoted.
  

CHLabs Laboratory

 
DepartmentMicrobiology-Serology
Contact Details Email Email
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Contact Phone Number 03 3640 416 x80416
Test AvailabilityBatch test twice weekly
Turnaround Time1 - 7 days
Reference Interval

All interpretation enquiries to Microbiologist/Microbiology registrars. Collection enquiries to serology x81229

Additional Information

Preincubation must occur within 16hrs of collection. Samples must not be refrigerated. 

Collection tubes available from Serology CHL and BTC.

Quantiferon TB GOLD Test instructions click here

Delphic Number Test Number5425

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