Aculabs will be offering QuantiFERON-TB Gold Plus in-house as of April 6, 2022; the test provides highly accurate and reproducible results, single-step testing, and innovative CD8 T cell technology that provides a more comprehensive view of the immune response to TB infection.

Letter from the Director: QuantiFERON-TB Gold Plus testing offers accuracy in health monitoring for patients

Previously performed as a send-out test, Aculabs now offers QuantiFERON-TB Gold Plus as an in-house test, designating it with a new test code. Client facilities should use test code #610Q when ordering the TB Gold Plus within the online order entry system.

Please click here to access the Aculabs QuantiFERON®-TB Gold Plus (QFT®-Plus) protocol sheet.

As well, see below for a comprehensive-yet-not-total list of common ICD-10 codes when ordering TB-Gold testing:

R76.12 Nonspecific reaction to cell mediated immunity measurement of gamma interferon antigen response without active tuberculosis
Z11.1 Encounter for screening for respiratory tuberculosis

A15.0 Tuberculosis of lung
A15.9 Respiratory tuberculosis unspecified
A17.0 Tuberculous meningitis
A17.9 Tuberculosis of nervous system, unspecified
A18.01 Tuberculosis of spine
A18.03 Tuberculosis of other bones
A18.09 Other musculoskeletal tuberculosis
A18.10 Tuberculosis of genitourinary system, unspecified
A18.14 Tuberculosis of prostate
A18.50 Tuberculosis of eye, unspecified
A18.89 Tuberculosis of other sites
A19.2 Acute military tuberculosis, unspecified
A19.9 Military tuberculosis, unspecified
B20 Human immunodeficiency virus [HIV] disease
E10.10 Type 1 diabetes mellitus with ketoacidosis without coma
E10.311 Type 1 diabetes mellitus with unspecified diabetic retinopathy with macular edema
E10.319 Type 1 diabetes mellitus with unspecified diabetic retinopathy without macular edema
E10.69 Type 1 diabetes mellitus with other specified complication
E11.21 Type 2 diabetes mellitus with diabetic nephropathy
E11.40 Type 2 diabetes mellitus with diabetic neuropathy, unspecified
E13.10 Other specified diabetes mellitus with ketoacidosis without coma
O98.019 Tuberculosis complicating pregnancy, unspecified trimester
O98.02 Tuberculosis complicating childbirth
O98.03 Tuberculosis complicating the puerperium
P37.0 Congenital tuberculosis
R91.8 Other nonspecific abnormal finding of lung field
Z02.1 Encounter for pre-employment examination
Z02.3 Encounter for examination for recruitment to armed forces
Z02.89 Encounter for other administrative examinations
Z20.1 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to tuberculosis
Z23 Encounter for immunization
Z59.0 Homelessness
Z59.3 Problems related to living in residential institution
Z59.5 Inadequate housing
Z63.8 Other specified problems related to primary support group
Z79.891 Long-term (current) use of opiate analgesic
Z79.899 Other long term (current) drug therapy
Z86.11 Personal history of tuberculosis

For information regarding diagnosis codes in relation to #610Q or other tests, all nursing staff is encouraged to access our Most Frequently Used ICD-10 Codes guide provided to each client. Click here to access the guide.