Blastomyces dermatitidis Antibodies Panel by EIA with Reflex to Immunodiffusion


Abbrev Code:BABPCF   
Order Code:LAB6842Order Name:Blastomyces ABY Panel CF and ID CSF
Methodology:ELISA and immunodiffusion
CPT Codes: 86612 x1
Test Includes:If Blastomyces antibodies are equivocal or positive by EIA, then Blastomyces Immunodiffusion will be added. Additional charges apply.
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to the reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 2-6 days.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:CSF
Optimal Volume:1 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.3 mL
Container:Sterile tube
Causes for Rejection:Other body fluids; contaminated, hemolyzed, xanthochromic or severely lipemic specimens.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not centrifuge. Aliquot 1 mL; 0.3 mL minimum into an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. Store refrigerated.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature.
Stability:48 hours at room temperature; 14 days refrigerated; 1 year frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:3000231


Interpretive

Reference Range:Blastomyces dermatitidis Antibodies:
0.9 IV or less Negative
1.0 - 1.4 IV Equivocal
1.5 IV or greater Positive
Blastomyces Ab by Immunodiffusion: None detected


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