The new T-Cell Select reagent kit allows automated sample preparation and enables the T-SPOT.TB test to be used with blood samples stored for up to 54 hours at room temperature.
With the T-Cell Select reagent kit, samples for the T-SPOT.TB test can be processed up to 54 hours after collection. That’s over 2 full days from venepuncture until the sample needs to be processed in the laboratory. Samples are shipped at room temperature so there’s no worrying about how to keep them cold. No pre-treatment, specialized tubes, or sample manipulation are required either.
Sample processing for the T-SPOT.TB test can also now be automated for the first time. The T-Cell Select kit contains all necessary reagents for isolating mononuclear immune cells simply and easily via your laboratory’s magnetic bead-based processing system.
The T-Cell Select reagent uses a magnetic bead-based system to isolate the cells using positive selection. This provides exceptional cell purity without negatively impacting T cell function or the superior clinical performance of the T-SPOT.TB test.
How T-Cell Select Works
T-Cell Select is not currently available in the US