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Test Code TBBLD TB Cellular Blood Test (TSpot)

Additional Information

Testing referred to Oxford Diagnostic Laboratories

Collection Container

Green top (sodium or lithium heparin)

Specimen Required

Whole blood

Special Handling Instructions

Testing available 24/7. Send sample to the Referral Lab at Whitney Ave as quickly as possible due to specimen stability.

Specimen Volume

8 mL

Minimum Specimen Volume

Adults and children >10 yr: 8 mL

Children 2-9 yr: 4 mL
Children <2 yr: 2 mL

Transport Temperature

Room temperature

Reasons for Rejection

Refrigerated sample, delay in transport to the Referral Lab

Turnaround Time

2 - 3 days

LOINC Code

45323-3

EMR Interface Order Code

59420