T-SPOT TB assay

  

Test indications

Diagnosing latent TB infection as well as TB disease.

Test information

Referred to Oxford Diagnostic Lab, T.Spot service.

Download T-SPOT request form

Click here to download a request form.
(rev 1.4, uploaded 8.9.15)

Please fill in all sections of the form including a bleep number, or the request may not be processed.

Samples required

1x lithium heparin blood (green cap, 6 mL tube).

for adults/children over 2 years

1x lithium heparin blood (green cap, 2 mL tube).

for children under 2 years

2x lithium heparin blood (green cap, 6 mL tube).

for immunosuppressed adults and children over 2 years

2x lithium heparin blood (green cap, 2 mL tube).

for immunosuppressed children under 2 years

Heparin tubes are available from Microbiology Reception.

Samples need to be received in the lab at RSCH no later than 4pm Monday-Friday. If sending from PRH the sample needs to be received in the lab at RSCH before 12.30pm.

Turnaround time

Usually 48hrs after the sample is received at the referral laboratory.

Enquiries

Microbiology