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QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube

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Information for Collection Sites Keys to Accurate Performance

Slide 19

November 2009

Let’s switch gears now and turn our focus to information that may be helpful to hospitals and clinical laboratories interested in using QuantiFERON In-Tube. There are multiple steps with this method that must be completed properly to ensure accurate performance. These steps include, collection of the blood specimen into the three tube collection set, storage of the specimen, incubation of the tube set, transport from the collection site to the testing laboratory, and finally, testing of the specimen. I want to stress that accurate results require accurate preanalytic processing. So let’s walk through the steps of this assay, and I’ll emphasize some key points for accurate performance along the way.

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