Histoplasma Antibody by ID


Abbrev Code:HISABY   
Order Code:LAB6844Order Name:Histoplasma Aby by Immunodiffusion
Synonyms:Fungal Antibodies, Histoplasma; Fungus
Methodology:Immunodiffusion
CPT Codes: 86698 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to the reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 7 days.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:1 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.7 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel)
Alternate Containers: Red (no gel)
Causes for Rejection:Specimen types other than serum; specimens with particulate matter or viscosity that would not allow the specimen to be pipetted.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Allow specimen to clot for 30 minutes. Centrifuge and aliquot 0.5 mL, 0.25 mL minimum. Store frozen.
Shipping Instructions:Ship on dry ice.
Stability:14 days refrigerated; 6 months frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (MiraVista Diagnostics)
Referral Lab number:321


Interpretive

Reference Range:Antibody not detected. Will report H and M bands.
Use:This test detects the presence of two significant precipitin bands. Presence of both the H and M band indicates active histoplasmosis. The presence of the M band alone indicates early or chronic disease. The M band may also be present following a recent histoplasmin skin test.


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