Tuberculosis is a communicable disease caused by infection with M. tuberculosis complex organisms (M. tuberculosis, M. bovis, M. africanum, M. microti, M. canetti and M. caprae), which typically spreads to new hosts via airborne droplet nuclei from patients with pulmonary tuberculosis disease.
Solaris Diagnostics Laboratory offers Quantiferon TB Gold Plus (QTF-Plus) assay which uses specialized blood collection tubes, containing peptide antigens that simulate M. tuberculosis protein, which is used to collect whole blood. Incubation of the blood occurs in the tube for 16-24 hours, after which, plasma is harvested and tested for the presence of Interferon gamma produced in response to the peptide antigens.
The American College Health Association (ACHA) recommends screening all incoming students for tuberculosis risk factors and testing students at risk with a TB blood test.
A single one tube blood test is:
- Accurate – does not cross-react with the BCG vaccine
- Convenient – single visit testing with an available single-tube blood draw
- Cost-effective – covered by insurance, with reduced x-ray and follow-up costs
Benefits of Working with Solaris Diagnostics
At Solaris Diagnostics, our Respiratory Pathogen Panel uses Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) to amplify selected sections of DNA for analysis. PCR is fast, producing results within hours, and highly sensitive, even capable of viral detection before the onset of disease.
Now you can provide patients with the quickest and most accurate diagnosis possible from our high-complexity, CLIA accredited laboratory. Choose Solaris Diagnostics for:
- Simple collection
- Results by 5:00 pm on the day the lab receives the specimen
- Direct access to experienced scientific staff
- Among the most personal customer service experiences in the industry
Our experts assist clinicians and health care providers in rapidly identifying the pathogens and underlying causes of disease. We know that fast and accurate diagnoses lead to better patient outcomes.