QuantiFERON-TB Gold Plus (QFT-Plus) uses the same test principle, procedure and reliable technology as the QuantiFERON-TB Gold Test. This TB blood test is highly accurate, with sensitivity of 94% and specificity of 97%. Moreover, QFT-Plus is now optimized with innovative CD8 T cell technology, providing a more comprehensive view of the immune response to TB infection
QFT-Plus is an IFNγ release assay, commonly known as an IGRA, and measures the cell-mediated immune response to specific TB antigens in whole blood. The test employs standard phlebotomy procedures using whole blood to make sample collection easy and fast. Sample incubation can occur on-site or at the testing laboratory, providing your practice with complete flexibility and convenience. Patients may be tested in a single patient visit, with objective results.