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.
|NOTICE TO ALL CLIENTS ORDERING TB GOLD TESTING|
|Please be aware that all TB Gold testing will be done via the usage of 10 mL Lithium Heparin tubes. These tubes feature no gel and are distinct from sodium heparin tubes by featuring no stripes on the label of the tube. Aculabs will work to ensure all mobile technicians have a supply of lithium heparin tubes in their possession in order to complete any TB Gold testing when requested by an Aculabs client.|
As well, see below for a comprehensive-yet-not-total list of common ICD-10 codes when ordering TB-Gold testing:
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.