This blood test is an FDA-approved test that screens for prior exposure to tuberculosis (TB). It requires a single blood draw, it can be used as an alternative to the skin test or in cases that the person has a history of a positive skin test (PPD) to follow up their health status and also can be used as an alternative to yearly chest x-rays. This test can help differentiate between a false positive reading and a false negative skin test. When the Quantiferon Gold blood test result is positive or indeterminate you will likely be required by your Primary Care Provider to get a chest x-ray to confirm that you do not have active tuberculosis. A negative result usually means that no further work up is needed. We will draw your blood and send out to the laboratory for analysis.
Have Questions? Contact Us.
Clinical Services Technician
NRI Human Research Core-Kannapolis
T: (704) 250-5035