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Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF)

Order Code CH702
Turnaround Time 10 days
Test Includes

Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF)

Specimen Requirements
Specimen Source
Serum (no gel)
Transport Container
(Specimen Container)

Red Top (No additive)

Preferred Specimens
Serum (no gel)
Minimum Volume (uL)
0.5 mL
Collection Instructions
(Transport Temperature)
Transport Frozen
Specimen Stability
Temperature Period
Room temperature Unacceptable
Refrigerated Unacceptable
Frozen 9 months
Reject Criteria

Gross hemolysis
Grossly lipemic
Serum Separator Tube (SST®)
Grossly icteric

Special Instructions

Collect blood in a red-top tube (no gel). Allow blood to clot (10-15 minutes) at room temperature. Centrifuge and separate the serum from the cells. Transfer the serum to a clean 12×75 mm tube. Freeze as soon as possible.

Note: Cytokine levels may demonstrate diurnal variation. Recommend cytokine levels be determined at the same time of day for improved longitudinal comparison. Transport Frozen.

Test Details
Immunoassay (IA)_x000D_
Clinical Significance

Tumor Necrosis Factor-Alpha, Highly Sensitive – Test is for research use only, and is for use in patients previously diagnosed with T-cell lymphoma.

Reference Ranges

0.56-1.40 pg/mL