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Compliance & Safety, Education & Training, Immunochemistry

Collection Update to QuantiFERON Gold

Effective immediately, QuantiFERON®-TB Gold test (QFT), the industry-leading Interferon-gamma Release Assay (IGRA) for TB detection used at Spectrum Health Regional Laboratory is being replaced by the QuantiFERON-TB Gold Plus (QFT-Plus).

The QFT-Plus is now optimized with innovative tuberculosis-specific antigens that elicit both CD8 and CD4 T cell responses, enabling a more comprehensive assessment of cell-mediated immune response to TB infection. The test principle, procedures, and specimen handling will remain the same with the one exception being that the collection kit will now consist of four tubes instead of three. Three-tube collections can no longer be accepted and will thus be canceled.

If you have three-tube collection kits, please order new four-tube collection kits in Lawson (#54909) or via the Lab Supply Order Form.

Please direct urgent questions to the Laboratory Call Center at 616-774-7721 or for non-urgent inquiries use the “contact us” link above.

General Information, Referral/Sendouts

Supply Discontinuation: Sequenom Collection Kits

Effective August 1, 2018, Spectrum Health Regional Laboratory will no longer stock Sequenom Collection Kits. If a patient presents with a Sequenom Collection Kit, our outpatient phlebotomy staff will continue to aid the patient in collection.  If needed, please order Sequenom  Collection Kits from the manufacturer.

Spectrum Health Regional Laboratory will still offer Panorama Collection Kits. For more information on Panorama testing please click here.

General Information

Supply Change Notification – Laboratory Specimen Home Collection Brochure

Laboratory Specimen Home Collect Brochure Cover

Laboratory Services has consolidated the patient collection instructions for take home collection (i.e. stool, urine, etc.) into one brochure.

The brochure includes collection instructions for

  • 24 Hour Urine
  • Clean Catch Midstream (CCMS)
  • First Void Urine (“Dirty Urine”)
  • Kidney Stone Analysis
  • Pinworm
  • Sputum
  • Stool

Internal Offices may order these from Document Services using their order form to order #X17776. External Offices may order these from Laboratory Courier Services using the Supply Order Form.