Blastomyces dermatitidis Antibody by ID

Abbrev Code:BLASAB   
Order Code:LAB786Order Name:Blastomyces Antibody ID
Synonyms:Fungal Antibody, Blastomyces; Fungus
CPT Codes: 86612 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to the reference laboratory Sun-Sat; results are reported in 3-6 days.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:1 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.5 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel)
Alternate Containers: Red (no gel)
Causes for Rejection:Body Fluids, hemolyzed or severely lipemic specimens

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Within 2 hours of collection or ASAP, centrifuge and aliquot 0.5 mL, 0.15 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:After separation from cells: 48 hours at room temperature; 2 weeks refrigerated; 1 year frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:50172


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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