T-Cell Xtend®

T-Cell Xtend

The T-Cell Xtend reagent is an antibody complex that is added to blood samples in the laboratory immediately before running the T-SPOT.TB assay. The product was licenced throughout Europe in 2008 and gained FDA premarket approval in August 2010.

The T-Cell Xtend reagent allows blood samples to be processed up to 32 hours after venepuncture without affecting the accuracy of the test.

With the T-Cell Xtend reagent, the T-SPOT.TB test offers IGRA users unrivalled flexibility

  • Blood can be kept at room temperature for 32 hours prior to start of assay
  • The longest “time to lab” of any currently available IGRA
  • Blood samples can now be easily shipped overnight
  • Blood is collected in standard lithium heparin tubes
  • Does not require dedicated collection tubes or shaking of tubes

T-Cell Xtend documentation downloads

The T-Cell Xtend reagent

T-Cell Xtend carton & vials v2 registered