Blastomyces Antibody by ID


Sunquest Code:BLASAB  
Epic Code:LAB786Epic Name:BLASTOMYCES ANTIBODY ID
Synonyms:Fungal Antibody, Blastomyces; Fungus
Methodology:Immunodiffusion
CPT Code:86612
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported in 2-4 days.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:1 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.4 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel) (Red (no gel))
Causes for Rejection:Body Fluids


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Separate from cells ASAP. Centrifuge and aliquot 0.5 mL, 0.1 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:50172 (BLASTO PPT)


Interpretive

Reference Range:None detected. A positive result may suggest active or recent infection. The test is positive in about 80% of cases. Cross-reactions occur, especially with histoplasmosis. A negative test does not exclude blastomycosis


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